June 28, 2010

ALA has been amazing, which you know already if you’ve reading all my tweets and those of my fellow attendees.today is radio day as it’s the fourth Monday of the month, at 4pm the show will be on the Robin’s Falls network. My guest will be writer and storyteller Dianne de las Casas. She is…

June 24, 2010

I’ve skipped some days blogging, as I’ve been working on getting ready for ALA. I know what my ALA movie question will be, and it’s a great one…hmmm… should you have to wait till the movie’s done? Shall I tell you now what the best question was (not officially submitted, I admit, but still the…

June 20, 2010

I went on Good Morning, Connecticut today and you know, I really didn’t want to go the usual Father’s Day Hallmark-y sapfest direction. You can find that pretty much anywhere you look. The station got some calls, and happily, they were to find out which books I recommended, not to complain, so that’s a good…

June 15, 2010

As you know, I made a little video about my adventures at BEA, Book Expo America. To see it, click the TV link over there on the left. I asked my fave question of many editors, writers, book bloggers and booksellers. “If you could go to the yard sale of any character in the history…

June 14, 2010

Today on the show I will speak to an old friend, (okay, she’s not that old) author and poet Susan Taylor Brown. Every April is poetry month. This past April, on the 1st, Susan wrote on her blog: My personal challenge for National Poetry Month is to write a poem a day about the father…

June 11, 2010

I know – I’m a tad overdue on getting this video done. But just think: digital nightmare and you’ll know the blackholetimesuck I’ve been in. Enjoy! Oh, and please send me your own “burning” questions for my next ALA movie! http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrainBurps

June 9, 2010

Once, at a school visit, a child asked me why I always included something about teeth in my books. Astonished, I stood there, mentally ticking through the pages of each of my books published up to that moment. He was right! There were little interactions or dental-related jokes in many, and then, of course, I…

June 7, 2010

What a process! I can finally get back to a normal schedule after working so hard at collecting all my crap book-related materials for the book archives at the Dodd Center for the Book at UCONN. Here is what my flat files looked like before I got things organized. Mind you, I haven’t done a…