The Greening of Literature

AWP 2014 was fantastic, and I’m not just talking about the weather. More than 12,000 writers took over downtown Seattle a few weeks ago and I was honored to be one of them. From the book fair to the panels, readings, and after-parties, bibliophiles ruled the weekend—in our self-conscious, frumpy way. John Yunker posted a . . . 

AWP 2014

I suppose I could apologize for another long absence or simply link to previous blog entries with similar apologies, but to tell the truth I’m not feeling particularly contrite. It’s been a busy few months. I’m immersed in finishing my next book (teaser page coming soon!) and getting ready for AWP 2014. If anyone is . . . 

Children’s Books Retitled for Parents

When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I didn’t run out and start buying cute outfits or plan the nursery decor. I began stocking the library. I daydreamed about reading certain beloved books to my child and passing on the passion for literature that I’d discovered by my mother’s side as . . .