Mark Pett

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Look Ma! No Words!

Posted on Mar 21, 2013 | 25 comments

Look Ma! No Words!

I imagine novelists the world wide have anxiety dreams in which their books come out and they forgot to include the words. Well, friends, in a mere 12 days, my new book THE BOY AND THE AIRPLANE arrives on bookshelves both actual and virtual, and here’s the hitch: it has ZERO words in it! (pause for ooohs and aaahs) Now, granted, I have allowed myself the use of pictures, which, it turns...

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The Annual Zip Code Trip

Posted on Mar 11, 2013 | 7 comments

The Annual Zip Code Trip

The Pett Family has an annual tradition. Every year, on February 19th, we put the numbers zero through nine into a hat. We draw a number out, write it down, and put it back in the hat. We repeat this until we have five numbers. Whatever zip code that is, we must visit sometime in the next year. As you can imagine, this has led to some interesting vacation destinations over the years: Cedar...

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Authorstrator

Posted on Mar 4, 2013 | 4 comments

Authorstrator

If you’re like me, you wonder about the origins of things. How did we evolve from single-celled organisms into such wonderfully complex human forms? Whence did the seeds of civilization first take hold? From whose brilliant mind did the idea for Squeez Bacon come? Similarly, you may be wondering about the term “authorstrator,” the catch-all moniker I have chosen for this site du web. It happened...

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Farewell Old Site. Hello New!

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 | 6 comments

Farewell Old Site. Hello New!

It is with bittersweetness that I say a hearty farewell to my old web site. Mind you, I do not share the bitter part with some friends of mine. For instance, my good friend (and sensational author) Sara Zarr remarked that it looked like I created it on Angelfire in the ’90s. Perhaps it was the heavy use of black. Perhaps it was the copious Kurt Cobain references. I don’t know. I do...

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