I love reading to my niece. It’s one of my favorite things to do and last time I was at her house she picked a new book. It is the story of Duncan’s crayons who previously quit due to what they saw as unfair practices by Duncan. In this the crayon’s are all returning with… Continue reading Boys Don’t Cry: Sexism and Gender Representation in Publishing
Howdy from the hot garbage smell that is Brooklyn in the summertime! Yummy! So real quick, couple of thank yous before we get to the nitty gritty on the books, books, books. First off thanks to Anti-Heroin Chic for taking these three poems and to Your One Phone Call for this one. Speaking of poetry,… Continue reading Books are Coming! Books are Here! Books Books Books!
So I’m sitting here making up my weekend supply list. Here’s what’s on it: books to sell buttons fliers copy to read from (duh!) origami paper directions for craft directions TO camp sample cyclop’s eye sharpies camera DVDs of Big Bang Theory* Everything else that I’m currently forgetting *Those are for Trish the Dish (aka:… Continue reading Surprise Lake Camp, ready or not, here I come!
I have a strange relationship with posthumously published pieces. In the one instance, I desperately want to read them. Especially if it’s an author I really like because then as a reader I get to momentarily undo their death and hear one last story. On the other hand it feels like cheating. It wasn’t… Continue reading On Kafka, Richter and Memories
The title is an Einstein quote. Put on your smarty glasses kids. We’re gonna talk about Research. One of my favorite parts about writing a book is doing the research. When I was writing Lizzy I spent hours looking up mythological creatures and Shakespeare in the library. I used books like Barthe’s and the Encyclopedia… Continue reading If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?