Tag: books

The Word on the Street

What’s the Word on the Street? Visit today’s Word on the Street Blog to find out, and get answers to five tough questions that teen blogger Saambavi Mano asked me about my newest novel, All Good Children. Be sure to check out other author interviews on the Blog, and… Continue Reading “The Word on the Street”

Evolution of a Novel

My new middle-grade novel, 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6, comes out next month from James Lorimer & Company. Just in time for back to school. It’s a comedy aimed at reluctant readers, and it’s my first book with a female protagonist: Becky Lennox. I love that girl. Her… Continue Reading “Evolution of a Novel”

When the To-Read List becomes Too Long

There was a time when the known world was so small that a person could actually hope to read ALL of the books ever written (or at least that they knew of). Imagine that.  I so badly want to be that person! But no such luck.… Continue Reading “When the To-Read List becomes Too Long”

Dreaded Edits

“Editing is the same as quarreling with writers — same thing exactly.”  – Harold Ross, founder of The New Yorker magazine I am SO happy because I have finished Round One of edits on both my teen novel, All Good Children, and my middle-grade novel,… Continue Reading “Dreaded Edits”

Writing vs. Editing

On Monday, I finished the first draft of my new novel for the 10+ age group. (No time to blog with that on my plate.) As I was writing the last scenes, I brimmed with excitement, tears, sighs, joy, wonder, etc. The words, “I love it!” kept… Continue Reading “Writing vs. Editing”

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