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pumpkin weighs more than karly

She stood across the table from me unable to speak. A catch in her throat, she said. You see, I read your other book, A Silence of Mockingbirds, the one on Karly Sheehan. I started following your blog. It was such a powerful book. Can you tell me, she said, pausing again, tearing up: How [Read More...]

Murder repeats itself

Sarah.4.2011

This weekend marks the anniversary of the murder of Karly Sheehan. Had she not been killed by her mother’s boyfriend, Karly Sheehan would be celebrating the end of yet another year of elementary school. It’s easy to imagine Karly lugging around a backpack, chatting with classmates about her summer plans, which surely would include yet [Read More...]

Redemption in Shoe Leather

Karly grafitti

I just got off the phone with a writer from the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. I’ve spoken to more journalists in the past week than I have in the past year. That’s good news because it means the press — the people who have to write these headlines stories that readers find too troubling to [Read More...]


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