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May.07.2012
Fromvisiting Kent Stateto returning to USC. It began with the drive down freeway. Most people would have been worried about parking, but I wasn't worried because I had these . . . Yes! Coveted valet parking passes to theLOS ANGELES TIME FESTIVAL OF BOOKS!!!! This is the second year it's taken...
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May.03.2012
When last we blogged we were at the Virginia Hamilton Conference at Kent State in Ohio. Lest you think we're making it up, here's photographic proof we were there . . .    Yes, apparently the black squirrel is the unofficial mascot of the school, and they are everywhere . . ....
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Apr.30.2012
After blissfullybooking itin Nothampton, MA, I was home long enough to unpack my suitcase and then pack it again. Where was I headed next? Why, here . . . I was in Kent, Ohio for theVirginia Hamilton Conferenceon Multicultural Literature for Youth . . . Fun Fact: I lived in James Thurber's...
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Apr.26.2012
Of course a place with so many authors and illustratorswould have the most awesome bookstore. We were still staying in our lovely undisclosed location when we first visited the Montague Bookmill . . . Set in an gristmill that was built in 1842, this amazing indie bookstore is on the banks of...
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Apr.23.2012
Okay, so after herartistic debutat the R. Michelson Galleries . . . Peepyand I did lots of other fun authorial stuff in the Northampton, MA area. "Like what? What did you do?" you ask, or I ask, or we can pretend Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy asked. Why, here's a small sampling. We worked on a novel...
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Apr.19.2012
Yes, theR. Michelson Galleriesis the place to go to see/buy art from the top names in children's literature, like thisup and comer. . . However, there's also other art there, too. We asked,Richard Michelsonhow he got started with his gallery and his books (he's an award-winning children's book...
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Apr.16.2012
Richard Michelsonis a poet, a gallery owner, and an author . . . We sat down with him in Northampton, MA and gabbed over lunch. Peepywas nervous at first, but after a couple of seconds, she showed Richard the artshe createdat the Eric Carle Museum. Needless to say, Rich was impressed . . . He...
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Apr.12.2012
  After our fun-filledMeltdown, we stayed a good long time in Northampton so we could write. However, there were many delicious distractions, like theEric Carle Museum of Picture Book Arton theHampshire Collegecampus . . . The museum is filled with great children's book art and great...
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Apr.09.2012
Last week I had an utter and complete Meltdown and I totally enjoyed myself. What's aMeltdown, you ask? Well, it's an awesome annual book and music celebration featuring live bands and live KidLit authors and illustrators!!! Our good friendJarrett Krosoczkawrangles and cajoles and organizes all...
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Apr.05.2012
Whoa. The Amherst/Northampton area is like a magnet for KidLit authors and illustrators . . . The day after ourradio interview and lunchwithJeanne Birdsalland Cammie McGovern, it was time for lunch, again! This time, we met up withMo Willems(sitting across from me) andTony DiTerlizziandAngela...
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Apr.02.2012
I'm not always on the road. It just seems like it. After a Scholastic book signingin San Diego, I took the train home. This was my window view . . . (The bad news was that there was "mechanical issue" so the train was delayed for 1-1/2 hours. The good news was that there was free wifi onboard.) I...
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Mar.29.2012
My Peepand I sawTHE HUNGER GAMESmovie on the first day it was released . . . Well, I did. She was too young, so she stayed in my purse. After all, someone had to hand me the tissues. Later, we decided to play a totally different kind of Hunger Games. That's because we were in San Diego for...
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Mar.26.2012
A recent blog we covered, HOW I WRITE BOOKS . . . And the blogs before that covered, I LOVE SCRIVENER BECAUSE IT TIDIES UP MY MESSES . . . And before that there was a blog about FREEDOM, the amazing thingy that helps tame my internet addiction . . . So...
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Mar.23.2012
Writers write the books . . . Editors edit the books . . . (Here are my editors,Cheryl KleinandArthur Levine, having an editorial meeting.) Booksellers sell the books . . . (Above:Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse) But who knows what books are out there -- before they are even out there??? Why...
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Mar.19.2012
Okay, so you know that I cannot write without SCRIVENER, as documentedHEREandHERE. . . (Above: The mysterious Keith Blount, the man behind Scrivener.) And you know that I absolutely need FREEDOM to ease my internet addiction, as documentedHERE. (Above: Jane Austen tells me to get off the internet...
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