kinda like brothers is now an audiobook! it was produced by listen up audiobooks, which did a fantastic job! i love the narrator's voice and how he really gets into jarrett's character!
last week, i was interviewed by two fancy blogs. it was like i couldn't stop talking to book people or something!
please check out my interview on the crazy quilt edi blog where i talk about traveling, writing for younger readers, and what it's like to be a writer in new york city!
i was also interviewed on the l. marie blog where i talk about diversity, my love of fountain pens, and (of course) moths!
hope you check out these interviews!
i just got back from a cruise with my whole family. it was so relaxing and fun — just what i needed.
while I was away, my new book came out. so yes, kinda like brothers is available right now! I'm really, really excited, especially since this is my first middle-grade novel, and i love these characters so much!
my new blog post is up on the write at your own risk blog. i write about switching from keeping a physical journal to keeping a digital one. while i miss using my beautiful fountain pens and notebooks for journaling, using a digital journal makes me want to write more often. and it's so beautiful.
check out my post here.
over at the vcfa faculty blog, i've posted my list of back-to-school supplies. yes, i was that kid who loved shopping for new notebooks and pens for school. and that love has never faded. actually, i still get a little dizzy when i step foot in a cute little stationery store, like this one, papier plus, in paris.
over at the write at your own risk blog, my post "read the memo" is up!
here's an excerpt:
Every now and then, whenever I think the scenes I’m writing are kind of flat, kind of useless, I turn to my personal writing mentor, David Mamet! Yes, David Mamet, the playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross, as well as a bunch of other awards for his plays and movies!
Well, evidently, he created and was the executive producer of the TV show The Unit, and while he was there he wrote a memo to his writing staff that has become known as a Master Class on Writing.
This memo is great!
check out the whole post — and read the memo!