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Keith Talks!

I must confess I have a secret vice. I read every biography and autobiography of rock stars that I can get my hands on. I’ve read everything ever written about Elvis, The Doors, Janis Joplin, The Dead, and The Beatles. I even have a personally autographed copy of Patricia Kennealy’s Strange Days, all about her […]

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Messing Around With Slides

Many authors and illustrators whom I admire present slide shows as part of their presentations. I’ve resisted using slides for decades. One reason was that it was something else to mess with; something else that could get fouled up and go wrong. I’ve heard too many tales over the years of broken projectors, burnt-out bulbs, […]

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A Look In The Drawer

Every writer has a drawer. It may not be an actual drawer. It used to be an actual file in a file cabinet or a pile of papers stored in a carton shoved into a corner of the basement or the attic. These days, most likely, it’s a file—or several files—scattered around the hard drive […]

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How To Raise A Reluctant Reader

An astonishing article appeared on the front page of the New York Times yesterday. Here’s the link so you can read it yourself: Picture Books, Long a Staple, Lose Out in the Rush to Read. Since most of my books are picture books, this is not something I want to read the first thing in […]

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