i was interviewed over at the fantabulous blog, rich in color.
among other things, i discuss writing realistic fiction, making the transition from writing for teens to writing for younger readers, and creating the neighborhood of bronxwood!
thank you, crystal, for interviewing me!
rich in color is a fantastic blog, an important blog. it’s updated regularly and always interesting and informative. it was great to be asked to be a part of it.
check out my interview here!
i’m very excited that kinda like brothers was chosen as one of npr’s best books of 2014. how cool is that?
by the way, it took me five minutes to find my own book in the photo above! 🙂
kinda like brothers is now an audiobook! it was produced by listen up audiobooks, which did a fantastic job! i love the narrator’s voice and how he really gets into jarrett’s character!
you can listen to a sample from the audiobook (and buy a copy or two!) directly on the listen up audiobooks website. Or you can buy it on amazon or audible!
i just got back from a cruise with my whole family. it was so relaxing and fun — just what i needed.
while I was away, my new book came out. so yes, kinda like brothers is available right now! I’m really, really excited, especially since this is my first middle-grade novel, and i love these characters so much!
i was also interviewed on npr’s all things considered last weekend. if you missed it, you can listen to it here.
photo courtesy of dayoneapp.com
my new blog post is up on the write at your own risk blog. i write about switching from keeping a physical journal to keeping a digital one. while i miss using my beautiful fountain pens and notebooks for journaling, using a digital journal makes me want to write more often. and it’s so beautiful.
check out my post here.
over at the vcfa faculty blog, i’ve posted my list of back-to-school supplies. yes, i was that kid who loved shopping for new notebooks and pens for school. and that love has never faded. actually, i still get a little dizzy when i step foot in a cute little stationery store, like this one, papier plus, in paris.
so, check out my post here, and please let me know what’s on your back-to-school list this year?
looking for a good book to read for valentine’s day? well, horn book has put together a list of books about love, and i’m so happy to see that kendra made the list!
so, if you want to get in the mood for love, check out the whole list here!!!
over at the write at your own risk blog, my post “read the memo” is up!
here’s an excerpt:
Every now and then, whenever I think the scenes I’m writing are kind of flat, kind of useless, I turn to my personal writing mentor, David Mamet! Yes, David Mamet, the playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross, as well as a bunch of other awards for his plays and movies!
Well, evidently, he created and was the executive producer of the TV show The Unit, and while he was there he wrote a memo to his writing staff that has become known as a Master Class on Writing.
This memo is great!
check out the whole post — and read the memo!
over at writeatyourownrisk.com, i wrote a post about my decision to delete the novel i was working on and start over again. deleting your writing is always a scary thing to do! but sometimes you need to begin again. begin better.
check out my post here!
over at my other blog, write at your own risk, i wrote about starting something new. there are three months left in 2012. maybe this is the time to follow up on one of the ideas you’ve been walking around with!
so check out my post here and get started!!!