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The Future Is Now

Those of you who follow this blog are no doubt aware of how fascinated I am by how technology affects writing. (My wife says it’s just an excuse to spend money on gadgets and avoid writing!) She may be right. Even so, I can’t help but be amazed at how things I used to dream […]

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Another Nail In The Coffin

I keep hearing that the picture book genre is dead. The one exception is books for very young children. That used to be defined as kindergarten and below. Now it seems it’s even younger than that: two and three year olds. The pressure is on to get those tots into the Ivy League. They don’t […]

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Omar’s Snake

I had some awfully good news this week. Mary Cash at Holiday House, one of my favorite editors, accepted my manuscript, Omar’s Snake, for publication. Mary specifically mentioned working on revisions for the opening chapter. I’m interested to hear her ideas, since the opening chapter is critical. In fact, the cover and the opening paragraph—perhaps […]

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