On the eve of my fourth -FOURTH!- book publishing, I have been reflecting on what I've learned about writing professionally. 1. Writing doesn't get easier. It's not like after four books I can sit at the computer and stories just pour out onto the keys. The process of writing- the thinking, experimenting, research, etc- is … Continue reading Four Books Later: A Reflection on Being a Writer
We are now three weeks away from the launch of my new book, Summer Days, Starry Nights- an ode to summer, the 1960s, and friendship- three of my favourite things! I thought I'd answer some basic questions here to get people excited. Q: Why the 1960s? Carole King in 1962 A: I love the 1960s, … Continue reading The Recipe for a Perfect Summer Novel
I am a big fan of Canadian middle grade author Rachelle Delaney. Her books are breezy, delightful, and a great example of classic children's literature with a modern narrative voice. Click here to check out my review on her latest treat, The Metro Dogs of Moscow. I decided she would be the perfect subject for … Continue reading An Interview with Author Rachelle Delaney!