The Book Bags

  Thanks again to Linda Raab, Judy Good, and the rest of The Book Bags group for inviting me to join their discussion of The Dragon Keeper. The only thing more wonderful than the lunch was the company!

Best of the Bookfair

I wanted to share two of my top finds at AWP’s book fair this year, because you shouldn’t have to go to Seattle to get some great literary goodies. Prompt & Circumstance  This gem of a website bills itself as “A resource dedicated to lighting creative fires.” Now what could be better than that? Every . . . 

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 . . . 

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 . . . 

Neil Gaiman Book Tour

All Twin Cities Neil Gaiman fans, where are you going to be June 18th? As you know, June 18th is the official release date for Gaiman’s latest adult fiction novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, and at 9:00am the Barnes & Noble Galleria will be giving away a limited number of wristbands . . .