Tomorrow I head to Minneapolis to join the party at the NCTE (National Conference of Teachers of English). I’m going to finally meet my U.S. editor, the magnificent Sharyn November, face-to-face, and we’ll be taking part in a roundtable session called Guiding Writers: Bringing the Author/Editor Relationship to the Classroom, Fri., November 20th from 11:00 […]
Thanks to Pepper Books for this cover of The Woefield Poultry Collective for their Dutch edition, available in April 2016. Could it be more charming? I think not!
Buy Eagles of Death Metal album. Stop dilly-dallying and sign up to assist Syrian refugee family coming to our community. Plan trip to Paris (on points because: writer.) Do this even though you’re not much for long flights or leaving the house.
My dear friend Susin Nielsen and I will be appearing on CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers today at 1:00 PST. Hope you’ll tune in or check out the podcast when it’s posted. We had a lively discussion about YA, the teen years and their discontents, and about our books. It is always […]
A.K.A. Help Yourself Already 1. Be born to loving parents who have a lot of connections and as you grow up milk those connections. 2. If possible, your parents should be wealthy or at least on the upper end of middle class. Try to avoid being born into generational poverty. 3. Don’t have any serious […]