Friday, January 31, 2020

Register for NF Fest!


By Pat Miller

Please note: Registration is now closed for this year. Feel free to join the discussion in our Facebook group and join our email list (see sidebar) to receive notifications about next year's event!


 

NF Fest is a FREE month-long challenge for nonfiction writers hosted by the Nonfiction Chicks (that’s us to the right). It will educate, inspire and support you, whether you are testing the nonfiction waters, are multiply published, or somewhere between.


Fittingly, our first February NF Fest is in a Leap Year, which gives us an extra day and encourages us to leap right into this exciting challenge!


TO REGISTER:


STEP ONE
1.  Below this post is a gray bar with a number and “comments”, like “282 comments”. Click on that. 
2.  Enter your name and state or country in the box that says “Enter your comment”. Click the 'publish' button.

3.  Below the comment box, it says “Comment as: Google”.  If your name is showing, skip to step  4. 
  • If your name is not there, click the down arrow. Select “Name/URL”. Put in your name and website address, if you have one (the URL is optional).
  • You may also choose “anonymous.” BUT you will need to sign your name to every anonymous comment in February. That way, if your comment is randomly chosen as a winner, we will know who to give the prize to. 
4.  Click the blue “publish” button again. Because there are so many comments, you may need to click the 'Load More' link below the last comment in order to see if yours has posted.

STEP TWO

In the sidebar near the very top, you will see “Registration is now open! Join our email list here.” Put your email and name here. Now we know how to contact you if you win a prize!



STEP THREE (Optional)

Join our NF Fest Facebook community for networking and discussion!

That's it! Registration is open from January 15 to January 31. Only those registered during this period will be eligible for prizes.



WHAT NEXT?

Once you're registered, get ready! 

You may want a notebook or dedicated computer file for all your notes, ideas, and activities.


Print out our activity grid and look it over.


Then, during the month of February:

  • READ each daily post from a talented nonfiction author or editor. Take notes. Visit the author’s website. Take full advantage of this “conference session”. Every person who posts is focused on helping you be a better writer.
  • WRITE a comment. If you are registered, the comment (only one per day) will make you eligible to win that prize! Add an insight or mention something that resonates.
  • TAKE ACTION! Your grid contains 35 activities related to what nonfiction writers do. You complete one activity for each of the 28 days in February. (It’s okay if you do several in one day. Life happens!)
  • On February 29, if you did everything above, you will vouch that you read, commented, and took action each day (honor system). That will put you into the drawing for the prizes.


If you don’t register, you will still be able to read all the posts and comment if you like. We hope you will find this to be a fun mini-conference packed with education, inspiration, and support. 

Welcome!

- The NF Chicks



553 comments:

  1. So excited for this. Hello from Vermont!

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  2. Namrata, NJ
    Looking ahead to it. Thanks!

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  3. Looking forward to this!!
    Angie Karcher
    Indiana

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  4. Excited! Howdy from Texas.
    Kelly LaFarge

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  5. Carolyn Piazza, California
    This is exciting!

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  6. Abi Cushman from Connecticut
    Looking forward to it!

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  7. Suzanne Lipshaw, Michigan
    Excited to be on board!

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  8. Pamela Ross, clicking in from New York. Let the Festing begin.

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  9. Lauren Tunnell. Texas.
    Looking forward to this!

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  10. Susan Zonca from Michigan delighted to join.

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  11. Looking forward to this!
    Ellen Pridmore
    Illinois

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  12. I'd like to join in. Thanks!
    Heather Kinser
    California

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  13. Thank you for organising this and for the generosity.
    Moses from Singapore

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  14. Maria Marshall, Washington
    So excited!

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  15. Kelly Adamson, Oregon

    Thanks for hosting this--looks like fun!!

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  16. Katrin Grieco
    from Germany
    I am so much looking forward to February! Those last weeks have already been amazing! THANK YOU!!!!

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  17. Thank you for putting this even on--looking forward to all the fun in February. Carrie Fannin--from ATL, Georgia

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  18. VERY excited to begin NF fest!
    Thank you! Jodie Parachini, Hertfordshire, England

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  19. This is right up my alley. Eager to begin.

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  20. Bettie from Ohio. Thank you for this fest.

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  21. Hi from Texas. I really excited to join.

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  22. Hello. I’m joining from N.C. I can’t wait to learn from this group and and to see what all can come from NFFest! ��

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  23. Looking forward to it! Jessica in Canada.

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  24. Excited to join from Savannah, Georgia! Thanks!

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  25. I'm looking forward to a month of information and insights. Carol in Michigan.

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  26. Cheryl Johnson
    Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Sooo excited for this and that I get a birthday this year! Thank you for offering NF Fest for free.

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  27. I’m looking forward to all that you have planned for us! Thank you!

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  28. I’m ready to get started! -Tanya Konerman Indiana

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  29. Rose Cappelli from Pennsylvania.
    Thank you for this opportunity!

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  30. Looking forward to the NF Fest!

    saputnam (Sharon Putnam)

    Hello from the Green Mountain State of Vermont

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  31. So excited!
    Joyce Tucker from Austin.

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  32. Claire Bobrow, California.
    Looking forward to it. Thank you!

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  33. Having enjoyed similarly structured challenges like NaPiBoWriWee and StoryStorm, I look forward to participating in this one.
    Teresa Robeson
    Indiana

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  34. Ready to jump in!
    Carmela Simmons
    Texas

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  35. Doreen Robinson - looking forward to this!
    from Coral Springs in Florida

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  36. Excited for the journey!
    Anita Banks
    Alabama

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  37. Cheerful greetings from Lorraine in Maryland!

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  38. Jennifer Lane Wilson from the great state of Kansas

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  39. Kerri Jo Holmes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    I’m excited for my first NFfest!!

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  40. Excited for this!
    Sherry Fellores
    Indiana

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  41. Marjie P from Houston
    So happy to learn from the best! ❤️��

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  42. Oh, boy, oh, boy! This will chase away my winter blues!

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  43. Looking forward to upping my NF game! Jacquie Sewell from Holland, Michigan.

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  44. Cynthia from California.
    It's great to see so many wonderful friends.

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  45. Jenny from Massachusetts.
    Excited for this!

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  46. Putting on my learning hat and thrilled to do so from Austin, TX!

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  47. Thrilled to be here w/the NF Chicks. I know theses gonna be fun.

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  48. Excited for NF Fest! Melissa Stoller in New York City!

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  49. I can't wait for February! Gonna be fun!

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  50. Thank you!
    Kathleen in Colorado

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  51. Looking forward to February! (Atlanta, Georgia)

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  52. Pam Jones-Nill
    Long Island, New York
    Excited to be here!

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  53. Cathy Ballou Mealey from Boston-ish Massachusetts!

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  54. Looking forward to this! Andi in Ohio

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  55. Loving this fest for NF writers! Janet Slingerland from New Jersey (Philly area)

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  56. Hooray, counting the days!
    Linda Thomas from New Hampshire

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  57. Looking forward to this.
    Liz Steinglass
    Washington, DC

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  58. My curiosity is piqued!
    Renée LaTulippe in Italy

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  59. Very excited about my 1st NF Fest!
    Erin - Kentucky

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  60. Sharon J Wilson. Oklahoma.
    Looking forward to it.

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  61. Thank you for all your work to help us.
    Lisa Connors from Virginia

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  62. Hi, this is Allison Ofanansky in Kaditah, Israel. I hope I can keep up with this schedule!

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  63. Thanks for doing this! Linda Bozzo in New Jersey.

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  64. Carla Mooney, Pennsylvania - Looking forward to this!

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  65. Sandra Sutter from New York. Thanks!

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  66. Mary Forbes, Virginia - Thanks!

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  67. Hi! Kate Costantino from Massachusetts. Thanks!

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  68. Excited to learn from everyone! -Jackie, Texas

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  69. Yay!!!! Debra Shumaker from Virginia.

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  70. Arlene Schenker, New York
    Can't wait to get started!

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  71. Looking forward to learning about NFPB writing. Gayle from PA.

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  72. Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez, California ❤️

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  73. So excited for NF Fest! Jenna Grodzicki from Connecticut.

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  74. Thank you for all your hard work in putting this together. It looks great! x

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  75. Thank you for putting together an amazing event and working through the kinks this morning!

    Stacy from California

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  76. This is coming at a great time for me as I am revising my first fully finished NF story! Thank you all so much for your knowledge and generosity! Ellen Leventhal, Houston, TX

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  77. Happy to join this challenge. I write at the crossroads of nonfiction and poetry, and I'm excited to gain new insights to help my process!

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  78. Looking forward to a whole month of nonfiction fun! Elia Ben-Ari in Virginia

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  79. Looking forward to the challenge!

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  80. Can't wait for this! Molly from California. :)

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  81. I'm so excited!
    Lydia from Montreal, Canada :)

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  82. Hello! Christina from Washington State, USA.

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  83. Looking forward to this! Sue Heavenrich from upstate NY (because there's so much more to the state than the city...)

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  84. Looking forward to participating!
    Anita Yasuda in HB, California.

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  85. Hello to all, from Greece!!I am really excited!Greetings to you!Yiassas!!!⭐����

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  86. WOW! So many participating! ♥

    Pennsylvania! (Or as we say...PA!)

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  87. Kelly Roberts from Kennewick Washington.

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  88. Sarah Prusoff LoCascio, White Lake, Michigan

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  89. So excited for this! Roxanne Troup, Colorado

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  90. Ann Teplick. Seattle, WA.
    Very excited! Thank you for this opportunity!

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  91. Looking forward to this NFfest. Suzanne from Shalimar, FL

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  92. Patricia Nozell from NJ is excited to participate in NF Fest!

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  93. Carolyn Fraiser from Brevard, North Carolina

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  94. WOO-HOO! Let the fun begin ;)
    Nicki Jacobsmeyer
    St. Louis, Missouri

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  95. JoAnn Early Macken, Wisconsin. Thank you!

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  96. Sign me up! Julie Hedlund, Colorado

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  97. Hello! Karen Yin from California. :T

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  98. Excited to connect with this talented group of authors! Thanks! Jean Daigneau, Ohio

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  99. Can't wait -- thank you! Gabi Snyder, Oregon

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  100. Excited to participate! Barbara Herkert in Washington

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  101. I'm ready, set, and can't wait to go!

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  102. Looking forward to collecting some pearls of wisdom from an all-star team of NF writers!
    - Helen Taylor in California

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  103. Elizabeth Jones in Houston, TX

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  104. Beth Anderson in CO

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  105. Melissa Catena in CA

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  106. Thanks for this great opportunity

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  107. Lynne Russillo, Alexandria, Virginia.

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  108. Replies
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  109. Very excited about this!!
    Aimee Jenkins
    Ohio

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  110. Mona Pease in Maine

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  111. Linda Zajac in CT

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  112. I've found nonfiction to be what I enjoy most, so I'm excited to be involved and want to thank the authors for giving of their valuable time to help us be better, grow in our skills, and climb that learning curve mountain faster. Danielle Hammelef, Michigan

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  113. Elizabeth Volkmann from FL

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  114. Kayla Zuber from Boston, Mass.

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  115. Emily Goodman from NY

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  116. Meg Welch Dendler from NW Arkansas (Springdale)

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  117. Kate Allen Fox saying hi from Oceanside, CA!

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  118. Pamela from Atlanta, Ga. You've created such amazing buzz around this wonderful event. It is so needed. So glad you all are doing this for us. Generous! I am grateful

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  119. Vivian Kirkfield from Amherst, New Hampshire has her notebook ready and her pencil sharpened! Thank you, NF Chicks...what a fabulous idea!

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  120. Janie Reinart, waving from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Thank you for your amazing "conference" gift.❤️

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  121. Jane Baskwill saying hi from Nova Scotia, Canada. This is something to look forward to in the doldrums of February!! Thank you for organizing this community.

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  122. I'm so looking forward to this!
    Cathy Ogren
    New Hampshire

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  123. Laurie Carmody
    Maryland

    Thank you! Looking forward to this.

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  124. Janine Ungvarsky from Pennsylvania

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  125. Hope Nicky, New Zealand

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  126. Thank you for this opportunity to grow as a writer, NF Chicks.

    Suzy Leopold
    Illinois

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  127. Amy Newbold
    Utah
    I am looking forward to this!

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  128. Jilanne Hoffmann
    California
    Ready to NF Fest with the best!

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  129. Rebecca Johnson, MN Great opportunity! Thank you!

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  130. Can’t wait-really looking forward to this!

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  131. Sounds like a fun challenge.
    Laurie Kaiser, New York

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  132. Theresa Nielsen
    Catbirdinn@sbcglobal.net

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  133. Looking forward. Let the truths be told! :) Joyce Schriebman Connecticut

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  134. Looking forward to this!
    Lisa Billa, California

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  135. sounds interesting & fun

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  136. I'm in! Leslie Tribble, Wyoming

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  137. YES!! Thank you for coordinating this. I'm in. :)
    -Elisa Gall, Evanston, IL

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  138. Looking forward to starting!
    Kimberly Yavorski, Pennsylvania

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  139. Can't wait to learn more about writing NF for children!
    Lynn Rogalsky, Tucson, AZ

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  140. Perfect timing! Just wrote my first nonfiction picture book after years of fiction. Thanks for this!
    Cedar Pruitt
    Newton MA

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  141. I'm very excited for this. Thank you, NF Chicks!
    Robin Brett Wechsler, Massachusetts

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  142. Rebecca Donnelly, New York state. Thank you for putting this together!

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  143. Charlotte Dixon
    California
    Thank you NF Chicks!

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  144. Sharon Dalgleish from NSW, Australia. Thanks for organising this, NF Chicks. Love the activity grid!

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  145. Shelly Porter from Arkansas. I am so excited for February!

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