Author Archives: literaryfriendships

Why I Should Shower More Often

I have to learn THE SAME THINGS over and over. This is not a metaphor or a deep insight; it’s a sad truth. Especially with writing novels. There is no carry over from one book to the next. Take today, … Continue reading

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How To Knock Off Your To-Do List

Hi. I’m back. At least for today. I figured I could send you all a spammy email about my Promising New Technique For Getting Things Done!!!!!!!!! Or I could post this on my long-dormant blog. I’m guessing you deduced which … Continue reading

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Hiatus

Wait. I have a blog? There will be lots of exciting stuff going on in 2014: Screaming at the Ump comes out March 4. I get extra nervous awaiting reviews of a novel. (The potential for meanness is greater. It … Continue reading

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Girl Meets Squash: Pat Zietlow Miller Interview

I’m feeling very prescient. When I created this blog, I pictured it as a place to explore all kinds of literary friendship, but most especially those of the inter-species variety. While I did not specifically envision it as a place … Continue reading

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UMP cover reveal

Do you know what’s fun? Watching video of baby elephants learning to walk? Yes. Searching for the missing library copy of Eleanor and Park? Not so much. (You’re good at this.) Getting to share the cover of your 4/1/14 middle-grade … Continue reading

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Happy International Friendship Day!

This holiday snuck up on me. I didn’t get you ANYTHING. I am so sorry. I hear it’s a big holiday in Paraguay. A tiny bit less so in New Jersey. I think I shall celebrate by going to the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Chick-O-Saurus Rex with Lenore Appelhans and Daniel Jennewein

I hope that when you think BUFFALO, you think Daniel Jennewein. I made his acquaintance when he illustrated his first book, Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten? I also had the chance to meet his lovely writer wife, Lenore Appelhans, … Continue reading

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