I took a stab at this topic on the YABookshelf as part of the Blog Tour. Melissa asked me to tackle this topic and it was surprisingly hard! Check out the post here.
Archives for May 2013
Kat asked some tough questions in this interview. I never really thought about how I put my books together. I know that there’s a moment of panic when I begin. Then the research kicks in and calms me down. I find a tidbit and start to structure a scene around that. It might not end up being the first chapter — but its a start.
Check out her interview here.
Having left Middle Grade Mafioso — I”m headed to YA Bookshelf for an insightful review of Nobody’s Secret. Melissa talks about Emily’s narrative voice and her authorial voice. And suggests that Nobody’s Secret is a perfect way to be introduced to Emily’s poetry. I have to agree!
One of Emily’s poems —
Michael at Middle Grade Mafioso has graciously offered to kick off the blog tour with an interview and a giveaway! Please visit and leave a comment to win a copy of Nobody’s Secret!
Here’s Michael — or the “Blogfather!”
Tomorrow — the YA Bookshelf!
First — I love this title for a blog! Secondly, I loved the review. Jessica is a university student in Canada and she brings an interesting perpective to her reviews. She liked Nobody’s Secret’s for all the reasons I hoped she would — (I would love to list, but it’s just too self-serving! Read it here) but she also spent some time talking about Emily Dickinson’s mother. Jessica thought it was refreshing to see a parental figure portrayed in a positive light (or at all! So many books for kids do away with the parents altogether). I love love love when a reviewer makes me look at my work in a new way. So thanks Read My Breath Away!
I Heart YA just reviewed Nobody’s Secret and said such lovely things — most particularly that my book felt like a historical Veronica Mars. Check out her review here!
Of Nobody’s Secret. I love Miss Literati’s reviews — they are breathless and fun — just the way we are when we’re telling a good friend about a book. Happily, she liked Nobody’s Secret. Check out her review here.
Join me and 90 (yes 90!) other authors at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival on Saturday from 10 – 4. For more information check out their website.