How freedom works

How freedom works

It was supposed to be a warning, not a history lesson.

Resist

Resist

“I can only tell you what I know in my own heart to be true: That every generation has its fight; every generation has its time to resist. The madness we face now is not new, but this time, it is our madness.

A (Re)Discovery

A (Re)Discovery

Every now and then a book comes along that takes your breath away.  You read it over and over. It settles in your heart. Then time passes and your mind forgets. But your heart remembers.

How is a Writer Like a Squirrel?

How is a Writer Like a Squirrel?

Nuts! Besides being creative and tenacious (Have you watched a squirrel trying to get around the barricades to your bird feeder?), squirrels like to stash things away to come back for another day. Writers are like that, too. We’ve got piles of ideas on small scraps of paper that we’ve scribbled story ideas on and […]

What Do Boys Want?

What Do Boys Want?

There’s been a good deal of talk of late about what teenage boys want in their books, sparked by this opinion piece by David Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) in the New York Times.

Join me for a Picture Book Intensive!

Join me for a Picture Book Intensive!

The children’s picture book may seem like the easiest thing in the world to write, but in truth, it’s one of the most difficult forms. Join me for an exploration of the picture book–the crown jewel of children’s books–in all its multi-faceted glory!
Beginning Sept. 14th, I will be teaching