Category Archives: ROSB

Question: “Is it true that, like, 99% of our presidents were in secret societies?” Answer: I haven’t the foggiest. I believe some of the founding fathers were Freemasons — though according to Wikipedia, John Q. Adams, at least, was a … Continue reading

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J.K. Rowling’s been busy as a beaver lately. First, there was her commencement speech at Harvard. Then there were all those late night visits to Maureen. And now, she’s posted an 800-word excerpt of the “prequel I’m not working on” … Continue reading

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Still in the Caribbean. But while we wait for our plane, and for the “go live” date of my brand-new website, I thought we might talk about some of my upcoming appearances for the release of Rites of Spring (Break). … Continue reading

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That’s me, today. Unfortunately, I am headed toward an island that’s being hit by a tropical storm. Travel luck strikes again. Pray for a swift break-up or movement of Tropical Storm Alma. Kicking myself. In other news, I received my … Continue reading

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Lovely, lovely day. I may have mentioned that I was dog-sitting this weekend. I have serious dog envy, folks. Now, I’ve known Gracie for seven or eight years now (a fraction of the time I have known her human, who … Continue reading

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One of the really nice things about WordPress* is that I can write blog posts in advance and them schedule them to appear, so on days when I can’t check in — not even to change something from “draft” to … Continue reading

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I know I’ve been a bad blogger, but the last few days have been so busy. For instance: * I volunteered at the Smithsonian’s annual Zoofari* I attended Sailor Boy’s high school reunion* I watched Sailor Boy get yet another … Continue reading

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A.K.A. My Books And Where You’ll Find Them What It Is: Through the Wardrobe: Your Favorite Authors on C.S. Lewis’s the Chronicles of Narnia. Place You’re Likely to Find It: Border’s Book Stores (Exclusively), either in the YA or children’s … Continue reading

Posted in anthologies, Blume, narnia, ROSB, SSG, UTR, vainglory 5 Comments

The internets are abuzz with conversations about YA:At Publisher’s Weekly, a panel of YA authors, booksellers, agents, etc., discuss what makes a YA a YA, and why there is such a stigma about it. National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie … Continue reading

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NEWSFLASH: First ever (that I’ve seen) review for Rites of Spring (Break) at Teen Book Review. Quote of note: I loved every second of the time I spent reading this book! Diana Peterfreund has a way with words that will … Continue reading

Posted in ROSB, sven 8 Comments