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At 2 in the morning I clicked send, and Packet 3 of 5 was out of my hands. Unbelievably, this was my easiest packet although I had only three weeks to work on it, instead of four. Maybe it was so because I’ve been reading ahead. I remember that when I first found out the […]

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

I’m exhausted tonight, but I’ll just post a picture of the day. It’s so cold! I’m grateful I brought an electric blanket. Best purchase ever. 

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Today Suma and I walked to town in -17 weather to eat some pizza. The food was worth the trek. We also found out who our advisors for this semester are. Best Chritmas Eve-like feeling ever. Here’s a picture of the teachers looking down as the students celebrated out assignments. I’m going to be working […]

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Today I met with my advisor, the amazing Mary Quattlebaum and we went over my study plan for the semester. It feels so surreal to be in the program! Today my workshop critiqued my piece, and I was so encouraged by the wonderful comments and advice. What a wonderful residency this has been so far. […]

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Today I had the privilege of attending a lecture about the writer’s journey by the amazing Uma Krishnaswami. I will keep her words in plain sight to remind myself that this writing business (not the industry but the craft of writing and telling stories) is a journey with many challenges and also rewards.  We also […]

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Before I left for Vermont, baby Hulk was sick for weeks and weeks. Nothing serious (except a scary bout of bronchitis and two series of antibiotics for ear infections), but it was still wrecking and heartbreaking to see him struggle for so many days. I stayed healthy through it all, thankfully. Of course my time […]

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Monday, 12 January 2015

Today was the second day of the residency and the first day of workshops. The morning started in the best way, with a sacrament meeting that the missionaries and the Montpelier bishopric prepared for the LDS students. I got to partake of the sacrament and share my testimony. The member of the bishopric made a […]

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Sunday, 11 January 2015

Today was the first official day of school. We had orientation after orientation, and after so much orienting I think I know how things work–or better yet, I know who to ask when I don’t know the answer, or even the question. The cafeteria food has been surprisingly good, and I’ve been carrying my thermos […]

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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Today I flew by myself for the first time in years. In fact, the very last time I was on an airplane without Jeff or the kids was when I was still at BYU. So today on the flight I read and slept. Vermont was colder than Utah, but I was expecting it to be […]

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Monday, 8 December 2014

Yes, it’s the holidays, but I’m talking about registration for the LDS Storymakers conference in May. You don’t need to be an LDS person to attend. You just need to want to learn about craft and connecting with other writers. But even if you don’t want to connect, you should attend if you’re a writer […]

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Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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