Why is there so much underage drinking in Cast Off? Find out here.
It’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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Morgan Library, one of best places to spend an afternoon in New York, is having a Charles Dickens exhibition with things on display like the manuscript for A Christmas Carol, original illustrations for his books, and personal letters.
This kind of show always thrills me. Seeing rough drafts with all their cross-outs and marginalia, reading personal correspondence between Dickens and […]
And look – it has a lovely new cover! Also, Escape made the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List for 2012-2013. I’m really excited about my visit to the Ethical Culture School on December 12th to talk with the 4th graders about Ethiopian adventures.