Books

A Valentine

Posted on Feb 14, 2015 | 0 comments

A Valentine

My father, whose tapping typewriter was the background soundtrack of my childhood, is the reason I write. He loved books, and he made books. It was never a question: I would too. I’m pretty sure it was his love that made me think that I could. I miss him most on Valentine’s Day. He made the best...

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Reading reviews

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Reading reviews

You’re not supposed to read the reviews of your book. Most authors I’ve heard speak about this say they never read their reviews.

To be honest, I don’t believe them.

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Twitter and the Writer Scorned

Posted on Dec 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Twitter and the Writer Scorned

Truth? I do love it, when it’s going well. That’s about 10 percent of the time. The rest of the time, it’s a festival of pain, procrastination, frustration and self-loathing.

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All Hail the Public Library

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 | 0 comments

All Hail the Public Library

My parents revered and treasured books. In fact, my father hoarded them. They lined the walls of our house and you had to wend your way between stacks of them to get to his desk.

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Kate DiCamillo and Me (or how I started writing for children)

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 | 5 comments

Kate DiCamillo and Me (or how I started writing for children)

No, I don’t know Kate DiCamillo. That was just a come-on. I’ve never met her.
But if I did, I would thank her for what she has done for me. She’s taught me quite a lot.

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You can buy it now!

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 | 0 comments

(although you won’t get it right away) Washashore is finally available for pre-order on Amazon. It doesn’t come out for real until September 27, but if you place an order now you’ll be at the front of the line. If you care about that sort of thing. And you do, don’t you? Yes? Here’s where to go. And after you read it, be a friend and write a review, would you please? (Especially if you like it). Either on Amazon or Goodreads, either will do. Or both! Thank...

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