Guest Post

L.K. Mitchell, author of Keeper of Directions, recently asked me to do a guest post on her blog, Pocketful of Charms, and tell her YA readers a little about Komodo dragons. Here is the post if you’d like to check it out.

Like lottery fantasies, except with prison

After hearing the verdict in the Amy Senser trial this afternoon, my first reaction was relief for the family of¬†Anousone Phanthavong. I couldn’t see how it was possible for someone of sound mind to mistake a human being for a traffic cone, but I guess I’ve never met the defendant. My second reaction, after hearing . . . 

Suggested Retail Price

Two things rocked the publishing world in the last week–the Pulitzer fiction snub and the justice department’s lawsuit against Apple and five major New York houses. I haven’t read any of the finalist novels, so I can’t comment on the Pulitzer board’s decision not to award any of them with the prize, but even though . . . 

First there was fiction. Then there was fact.

I was watching bits and pieces of 2001: A Space Odyssey the other day, which is the only way I’ve ever seen that movie, and was surprised to see iPads featured in the film. iPads in 1968! Would today’s teens even blink watching that? Or would they just laugh at how many buttons were on . . .