“One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai For The Right To Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story is a beautifully designed book and a strong introduction to Malala Yousafzai’s story. The book opens with... read more
As I write this, I’m very much off-target for reading the 100 books I set as a Goodreads goal for 2015. For comparison, in 2014 I read 156 when my goal was 100. At the moment, I’m sitting at 60. A few things changed this year from last in terms of my... read more
Dan asks: I’m writing a novel that would be described, I guess, as epistolary; in that possibly a third to a half of the book uses letters, diary entries and even several short-short stories written by the central character. Question I have is how to format... read more
Earlier this week, Founder and Publisher of Tu Books Stacy Whitman collected a list of children’s books about the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. It reminded me of Allen Say’s Home of the Brave, and the work I had done as part of my graduate... read more
“Somehow, great editors ask the right questions or pose things to you that get you to write better. It’s a dance between you, your characters, and your editor.” – Patricia MacLachlan I’ve been thinking about how I like to be edited, which made... read more
I’m so excited to share two pieces of news with you! New book! Rock, my anthology of YA short stories, will be published on September 6, 2016! Rock is collection of seven music-inspired short stories across multiple genres, including dystopian, light sci-fi,... read more
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