Sunday, September 26, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010


I just got off the phone with two publicity people from FLUX, the publisher of Chasing AllieCat.
It's overwhelming--but completely exciting that Allie and friends are going to get some publicity out in the world. It's humbling, too. And it's starting to feel real...

I'm excited, though, for Sadie, Allie, and Joe to start riding in people's world's all over the place.

Pub date: Feb. 1.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Flood Stage

It's duck weather out. Even Freya didn't want to be out in the downpour this morning.
Worms are the only happy critters. And ducks. But they don't count when hunting season is approaching, do they?

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Just finally read Crank by Ellen Hopkins. I've heard female YA readers rave about it, and couldn't get into the first few pages though I tried a couple times. This time I decided to keep reading until I fell in, and fall I did. It's good. Very good. Sometimes I'm amazed that she gets by with the abstractions she uses in places, but I think it's so solidly imagistic the rest of the time, that we all forgive her. It's well, well, worth the read.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

More than one way to cross a river...

More than one way to cross a river. I LOVE this photo.
The Veloist is looking for caption ideas. Submit away!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Poster from Junior Library Guild

Poster from Junior Library Guild!

I'm feelin' humbled...and very excited. Can't quite believe Chasing AllieCat is showing up somewhere.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The bicycle...

Christopher Morley said, "The Bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets." Makes me smile.