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Last Updated Mar 5, 2015 01:40PM

The problem with making a friend when you’re 11 years old is that you have no idea who that friend will be when she grows up. With any luck, that friend will turn into a teacher or a medical professional or a travel agent or a personal shopper or a stay-at-home mom or a businesswoman or a bookseller — someone with whom all your girlhood secrets are safe. OR! She could grow up to be a writer. Here’s the deal. If you have anybody in your life who shows any …

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  • Books: Fetching titles for young readers who love dogs
    Here’s the great thing about dogs when you’re a kid. No matter how mean the mean girls were to you, no matter how many times someone beat you up and s...
    Updated Feb 28 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: My prom date with a Texas alligator
    Y’all! I just got back from Texas, where I spent some time with my Texas kin. And as always whenever I visit them, I learned a few new things about ...
    Updated Feb 25 2015 08:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from the film, Ann Cannon: Color us ‘Fifty Shades’ of confused?
    Dear Men, Sometimes I think it must be very confusing for you when it comes to figuring out what we women want. Our boy Freud certainly got that one ...
    Updated Feb 17 2015 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: 10 things about me and my Aunt Blanche that might surprise you
    So I’ve written before about my grandmother’s sisters Bea and Blanche, who were about as different from one another as two women could be. Bea was Tig...
    Updated Feb 10 2015 07:56 pm   |     |   Share


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    Updated Feb 03 2015 09:10 pm   |     |   Share
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Author Jennifer Beckstrand Ann Cannon: The state of romance writing in Utah
    If you’re not familiar with the romance genre, you might be surprised by how many types of romance novels there are from which to choose. Historical, ...
    Updated Feb 19 2015 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Bring on the boredom
    What do you do when you’re bored? Do you daydream? Or do you pull out your smartphone and check the current temperature in Cape Dyer? Because that’s...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: On beliefs, of all shapes and sizes ... stretchy and firm
    My friend Louise and I were talking about the concept of belief the other day, which made me think about the ongoing This I Believe project (http://th...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ann Cannon: Worrying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be — or is it?
    I recently listened to a radio interview featuring the authors of The Longevity Project, who discussed a landmark study that asks why some people live...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 05:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) breaks away from Oregon State defender Jabral Johnson (44) for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Or., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen) Ann Cannon: How to choose a football team to cheer for? Take our quiz
    Is anybody besides me feeling a little college football fatigue these days? Wow. I can hardly believe I just wrote that sentence, because in spite of...
    Updated Feb 18 2015 07:38 pm   |     |   Share
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Cover of The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee Utahns weigh in on which 2014 picture books should win coveted Caldecott Medal
    At the end of this month, a select group of children’s librarians will meet in Chicago to decide which picture book published in 2014 will receive the...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
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Cover of The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee Utahns weigh in on which 2014 picture books should win coveted Caldecott Medal
    At the end of this month, a select group of children’s librarians will meet in Chicago to decide which picture book published in 2014 will receive the...
    Updated Feb 26 2015 02:49 pm   |     |   Share