Kirkus has a YA blog and they recently did a review of Prisoners in the Palace. Check it out.
Archives for February 2011
According to Martin Amis — only a catastrophic brain injury would lead him to write for kids. He said “I would never write about someone that forced me to write at a lower register than what I can write.”
Needless to say this infuriated UK kidlit authors… my favorite response was from John Dougherty who said, “Don’t worry Martin. We can’t all be imaginative and versatile.”
I love how this community is so passionate about its’ work. Read the whole article here.
Thanks to Victoriana Magazine, I now know what a Victorian Valentine’s Day party might be like. You could have a Reminiscence Party — husbands had to write on a card everything they remembered about their wives’ wedding gowns. The cards were then read out loud to the group and much hilarity ensued when the wives made their corrections. A 19th c. version of the Dating Game!
I also liked the Bird Party — where every couple came as different birds (as designated by their hostess) — birds who mate for life of course.
Check out the whole article for more fascinating information.
Everyone is invited to a free public panel sponsored by the PEN
Children’s and Young Adult Book Authors Committee next Monday, February
7th at 7 p.m. at the Instituto Cervantes, 211 East 49th Street, NYC.
Moderator Beverly Horowitz will discuss “Writing Dangerously” with
authors Nora Raleigh Baskin, Rita Williams-Garcia, Adam Gidwitz, and
Details below and at
Mrs. Deraps is the kind of teacher we all wish we had back in high school! Check out her review of Prisoners in the Palace.
I am so grateful to the lovely bloggers who take a ton of time and energy to review YA books (and they liked Prisoners in the Palace!). Check out The Book Cellar’s review —Erica says Prisoners in the Palace is a fascinating story and gives the book 4 stars. Read more.
These three ladies all write historical fiction and have a terrific blog. They were kind enough to let me talk for a bit. Read more.