Me and My Blog (a Tragi-Comedy)

I waste spend a lot of time on social media. If you want to find me I am yapping away most days on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and so on. I post compelling articles on the need for more diversity in children’s literature, or reviews of books that I’ve adored. I also find myself posting photos […]

Junk in the Trunk

Hello blog!! *dusts off corners* *straightens pictures*

Well. It has been a while, hasn’t it? This summer has been many things, but conducive to blogging has not been one of that. I sort of knew that, of course, which is why I left you all with a farewell (and a picture of a kitten) back […]

Too Much of a Good Thing

I was performing one of my least favorite household chores recently, known as the Seasonal Closet Changeover. (This sounds boring. It is. it is also incredibly awkward and involves a lot of dust and hauling of large boxes. Truly, my life, it is like an opera). Sorry, where was I?

Ah yes. I was […]

Once again, WordPress Eats My Words

WordPress and I are really not getting along. If I type up one more epic blog post (this one on the importance and value of critique partners, plus where to find them), only to have it disappear, I’m taking my mermaids and moving to blogger. Huh.

Still, maybe you all can find chrismachanukwanza gifts for […]

Singing Those November Blues

Remember when I used to blog? Yeah, I do too. No, I haven’t been trapped under a large piece of furniture, unable to reach the keyboard to share a snippet from Swim. It’s just that November has grasped me in it’s saliva-filled mandible and masticated the ever-loving crap out of me. I am chewed up […]

Dana Levy and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad…

…morning. (With apologies and gratitude to Judith Viorst)

“I went to sleep with wet hair in a ponytail and now my hair looks insane and when I woke up I realized I hadn’t set the alarm properly again and my husband dropped in and interrupted me right at a critical writing scene and making breakfast […]