One of the most rewarding experiences being connected to the writing world is seeing people you think are amazing and talented blow up and become wild successes. This year was an incredibly fruitful time for some of the writers I’m fondest of as both writers and human beings, and I’m delighted to point you to […]
Read a book you love and want to let the author know how much you enjoyed their work? Do it publicly. Write a review. It’s hard out there for a writer. There is a vast ocean of books, and making yours stand out is a daunting challenge. So when writers hear directly from readers via […]
We all have a book we return to again and again. Some people re-read A Christmas Carol every December, some have tattered, falling-apart copies of Harry Potter. I’ve read Moby-Dick, The Great Gatsby, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and The Elfstones of Shannara three times each, but nothing compares to the countless number of times I read […]
You guys. YOU GUYS. Here’s the story. Her new novel, “Go Set a Watchman” is one she wrote in the 50s and put aside. Wow.
When someone asks me what all the hullaballoo about YA is these days, I don’t start by talking about Twilight or The Hunger Games, I talk about how there is Literature, with a capital L, being written for young readers, books that are both accessible and fun to read but full of meaning, beautiful prose […]
Over at io9, Esther Inglis-Arkell ranked ten classic YA books she wished were turned into movies. I wasn’t actually familiar with those, but it definitely got me thinking. Which book do you wish were turned into a movie? This is a tricky, tricky choice for me. On the one hand, classics like The Great Gatsby […]