Nathalie's Notes

Raising the Hardy Boys

Behind the Picket Fence: Create a life you fancy.  Mar 16, 2018  By NATHALIE HARDY  For the News-Register While chatting with a group of friends, decorating styles came up. As in, what’s your decorating style? Terms like “shabby chic,” “farmhouse style,” “minimalist” and “bohemian” bounced around the conversation. At some point, it was clear I …

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Over the years people have asked if I could write more about the process of writing and publishing. Nope. I can’t. Because I can’t speak to The Process or pretend I know how it works for others, but I did agree to share more about my own. As with everything, I try to be real …

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To Elf his own   Dec 2, 2015 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register Raising the Hardy Boys While many holiday gatherings have been seasoned with heated conversations over foreign policy, arguments about presidential candidates and a debate or two over the best way to baste a turkey, I’ve already gone a few rounds …

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    I once asked a favorite writer of mine, April Henry, how she knew when her project was done. “It’s due,” she said. Oh. Right. Deadlines. I struggled with this one for my ebook “Merry is Optional” because given that I’m writing in the margins of real life, the material I’m ending with isn’t …

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Parents, let’s speak openly about privacy Nov 3, 2015 By NATHALIE HARDY | Yamhill Valley News-Register Raising the Hardy Boys Keep your private parts private. It’s a mantra for parents of little discoverers. First, of course, the conversation begins by defining what makes a private part private, and why. Before that happens, parents must decide …

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