Author Archives: Audrey Vernick

About Audrey Vernick

Audrey Vernick writes books for young readers.

Stockpiling

These are strange times. This week has felt more like four months. We stockpiled before the storm–water, flashlights, canned foods–and also enjoyed some strange serendipity. My daughter’s soccer team fundraiser was selling Yankee Candles, which were delivered the day before … Continue reading

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PiBoIdMo: The Promise

Last year I participated in the kind of event I normally run from: PiBoIdMo (picture book idea month). The prospect of coming up with a new picture book idea every day for a 30-day month was, of course, horrifying. I … Continue reading

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The Goat, the Hero, and the Yankees

I once heard Bernie Williams talk about how quickly you can go from goat to hero in baseball. (As someone who wants a baby pet goat, I paid attention.) But what stuns me more, as a generally well-rounded person, is … Continue reading

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Literary Comfort Food

We have a winner! My random number generator, aka my firstborn, was asked to select a number from 1 to 27. If you knew that he was a big Don Mattingly fan, you’d have left the 23rd comment and you’d … Continue reading

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Where the Road Takes Me: Amy Hill Hearth Interview

Full disclosure: I love Amy Hill Hearth. When I moved to New Jersey sixteen years ago, I did not have a friend in the state–it was a slightly random move based on which post-grad-school job my husband chose. Not too … Continue reading

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Tease

I am so excited about the interview I’m posting tomorrow. So excited that I’m teasing it right now. Also, you can win a book, one that’s not yet available….one for actual grown-up readers. See you tomorrow!

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August

It is the time of year when I again feel the need to look up the word fallow in the dictionary: fal·low[fal-oh] adjective 1.(of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated. 2. not in use; inactive: … Continue reading

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All I Ever Hope To Say: Jeanne Walker Harvey Interview

Isn’t summer funny? I feel like I’m simultaneously racing at high speeds and getting nothing done. With apologies to the wonderful Jeanne Walker Harvey, I’m late in posting this interview. But I think you’ll all agree Jeanne is worth waiting … Continue reading

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Serendipity, Springsteen, Scoliosis

This year did not get off to a great start. Lots of friends were dealing with really tough, unwelcome challenges, and in the Vernick home, little things kept going wrong. So it came as quite a surprise when hilarious good … Continue reading

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There’s Something About Ducks: Interview with Jane Kohuth and Jane Porter

Today we welcome DUCK SOCK HOP to the world. How should we celebrate? I have some thoughts on this. How about a free signed copy? That’s a good idea, right? And how about an interview with the uni-named duo of … Continue reading

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