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Guest Post on I Read Banned Books

Why is there so much underage drinking in Cast Off? Find out here.

June 18th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Being Human, Cast Off, Writing|Tags: |1 Comment

It’s Always More Fun at the Kids Table

Why do I write for kids? What’s different–and what’s the same–when you set a book in distant time period? Opera–really? Find out at Cracking the Cover!

June 17th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off, Writing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Interview on Mother Daughter Book Club

In which I talk about whether historical fiction is appealing and relevant today. Of course it is! Find out why here.

June 16th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off|Tags: , |0 Comments

An Interview on Read Now Sleep Later

What a great name for a blog about books! In which I talk about writing characters with different points of view, cultural differences, deep emotional struggles, my next book, and pie vs cake. Read Now here!

June 15th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off, Pets, Writing|Tags: , |0 Comments

Next stop on the blog tour: Books Unbound

Many thanks to Crystal for a fun interview on her excellent blog, Books Unbound! I talk about Cast Off, writing for kids, the 1600s, childhood pets, and more.

June 9th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off, Cats, Writing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Guest Post and Giveaway on Unleashing Readers

I stopped by Unleashing Readers today to talk about how I researched Cast Off. And Ricki Ginsberg wrote a beautiful review and is hosting a Cast Off giveaway!

Details are here.

June 4th, 2015|Categories: Cast Off|Tags: |0 Comments

Happy Birthday to Cast Off!

books on stool2mediumIt’s true, it’s true, CAST OFF: THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF PETRA DE WINTER AND BRAM BROEN, officially launched into the world today! Wahoo! Friends, let me tell you, there’s no better, weirder, surrealer, more humbling feeling than waking up in the morning and knowing that as of right […]

May 19th, 2015|Categories: Cast Off, Writing|Tags: |2 Comments

Hip Hip Hoay!

Warning: I’m about to geek out in an etymological fashion.

When I wrote Cast Off, the novel that’s coming out this coming Tuesday, May 19 (!!), I tried not to use words that didn’t exist when the novel takes place, which is the 1660s. So, for example, hullabaloo was out, because it originated in the 18th century, but hubbub was fine because it […]

May 13th, 2015|Categories: 17th Century, Cast Off, Writing|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

New Grandpa Hates the Bird story!

Hot off the electronic press: Not That Sick, a brand new Grandpa Hates the Bird story with all the dark, twisted, great-for-little-kids humor you’ve come to know and love.

Here’s a snippet:

“‘What do you think, Bird? Should we play Killigan’s Island with Grandpa?’ Maya asked.

I beat my wings as hard […]

Allergic people can have cats, too!

Real ones. Live ones. With fur and everything.

Consider this blog entry a public service announcement.

I grew up with cats. First we had Tiger. Huge, orange and gorgeous. He wasn’t much of a lap-sitter, but he was super smart and would do things like knock on the door when he wanted to come in and wait outside school every day to […]

February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Busy Life, Cats|Tags: , , , , |16 Comments