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Road Trippin'... [Jun. 25th, 2007|07:07 am]
Aimee Ferris
Hey all!

I've been having a blast out on the road reporting for one of the Conde Nast mags and came home to such a lovely reception by various bloggy reviewers- thank you so much for your kind words! So has been a crazy month, this whole freelance journalist gig is hardcore. But I'm now parking myself on my back balcony to finish my next YA, watch the various mamas and cubs wandering through (cute but yikes- TL where are you when I need you!), and conducting cool bloggy thing interviews with some of the lovely ladies of marine science (and posting the occasional bit of writerly nonsense).

Thanks to the ol' email addy being printed on the book, I've been getting the most amazing letters from readers and thought they might like to hear about the real deal of working in the field straight from the horse's, or in this case, shark's mouth. So next week's guest will be Toby Daly-Engel, shark biologist and all around cool girl. Anyone with questions for Toby can shoot them to aimee ferris at gmail dot com (removing spaces, etc.)




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Today...is a Cool Day... [May. 10th, 2007|02:18 pm]
Aimee Ferris
I feel kind of like I did the day this was taken.




Girl Overboard is officially available!




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Whoa... I know that boat... [Apr. 24th, 2007|10:17 am]
Aimee Ferris
I haven't heard any more about this story since it first ran.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=3059539

It caught my eye because, well, any missing boat crew stories generally catch my eye. But then I was shocked to recognize the boat as one I'd worked on when I lived in Airlie Beach in Oz. So many bizarre stories on the sea. I've worked with crew from the boat that movie "Deep Blue" was based on and worked with an amazing guy down in Costa Rica who was lost at sea for 110 days. I've also done regattas with survivors who made it through a bad New Zealand to Samoa regatta where not all the boats were so lucky. Here's to hoping these guys are found safe on some tiny remote island and return in good health to enjoy the many VB's (beers) bought for them in exchange for telling their story.



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Pinkwater Blurbed Me Awake From My Looong Nap... [Mar. 7th, 2007|09:15 am]
Aimee Ferris
Not that I'm complaining, in fact this is beyond cool. I just got forwarded an email from my pub about an unrequested blurb that just came in. Unfortunately, a touch too late to make it onto the cover, but I love his work so very psyched all the same. So since this might be the only place it is seen - check it out!

"Never having read one before, I had no idea that any girl-type YA novels were this well written. I liked it! Learned stuff! Good book!" Daniel Pinkwater

So I know, I know- been a way long time since I've shown my bloggy head round these parts. Read more...Collapse )
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I Nap, Therefore I Am... [Nov. 1st, 2006|08:13 am]
Aimee Ferris
I've been a long supporter of naps. I adjust the (questionably attributed to) Gertrude Stein quote to, "It takes a heap of _napping_ to write a book."

I use it as a writing tool and it's just plain delicious. Post-nap ideas are the best! If I hit a snag, I nap. If I'm feeling uninspired, I nap. If I'm feeling drowzy...well...

So I was very excited to read this article in support of the practice -

http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1162034471459&call_pageid=1105528093962&col=1105528093790

NAPPERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

Now you'll have to excuse me...I feel a nazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz



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What a long strange trip it's been... [Oct. 19th, 2006|10:41 am]
Aimee Ferris
but I've arrived in my new home in the Catskills in NY! Things have been a bit hectic, to put it mildly, but what's a last-minute-two-weeks'-notice move from one country to the next. Piece of cake, hehe. And I really dug driving that monstrous seventeen foot Uhaul, brought me back to the good old days of hauling a boat around behind my truck. Though they really ought to put better signage at the border.

I drove up and there were two big signs. "CARS," "TRUCKS." I'm sitting in this hulk of a thing going, "hmmm." Read more...Collapse )
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Yay! Cover! [Sep. 17th, 2006|08:28 pm]
Aimee Ferris
I love it! Yay for awesome artists (a Japanese artist named Yuko) and design folks (including Jeanine Henderson and I'm not sure who else had a hand)! I love it, I love it! Oh, I think I said that...

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


(Did I mention I love it?)



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School Dazed... [Aug. 22nd, 2006|02:53 pm]
Aimee Ferris
Well, today is the first day of school. Back at it. I'm actually very excited, after an extremely intense past three years of overloads of solid Philosophy classes, I was told by my adviser that I needed several general public awareness sort of classes to fulfill my degree requirements.

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What! My computer could catch on fire? [Aug. 15th, 2006|09:26 pm]
Aimee Ferris
Eek! Got a Dell?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060814/ap_on_hi_te/dell_battery_recall

It appears, unless I am missing something, that it won't be until tomorrow that they are saying which models are affected. But 4.1 million is a lot of hot laps...



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Katimavi-huh? [Aug. 10th, 2006|08:45 pm]
Aimee Ferris
You learn something every day. Today I was chatting with the editor of a soon-to-be-published local literary mag to showcase the writing of high school kids in the area. He's letting my book campee workshoppers take their own shot at submitting with the older highschoolers. It's all run through a community resource center and if nothing else, should be a good learning experience.

So after getting that squared away, we began talking unis. He was telling me he is essentially taking a gap year to participate in the Katimavik program.

What is this Katimavik I speak of? So cool! They send kids from 17-21 to live for three months at a time in three different regions of Canada to work on various volunteer programs (trail building, tree planting, meals on wheels sort of things). So they get to travel and help people in that region and looks like from their website, might even earn some college credit or at least pump up their resume/college apps. Looks like fun! http://www.katimavik.org/ I think I would have dug this sort of thing. Amazing what is out there.



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