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Photo Album

The Photo Album is the last part of my website that I have to revise. None of the photos transferred over when we switched servers this summer. I still have the pictures, so I just have to sit down and replace them on the website. My webmaster Wess showed me how to do it last […]

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Anansi’s Future?

Children and teachers keep writing to ask if and when I’m going to write another story about Anansi the Spider. I actually have one. The problem is that neither my editor, Mary Cash, nor Janet Stevens, the illustrator, is interested in doing it. Mary told me that she didn’t detect enough interest among the librarians […]

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Gabriel’s Horn

I finished the final editing revisions for my latest book, Gabriel’s Horn. Special thanks go to my editor, Amy Fitzgerald, who had some excellent ideas for whipping the manuscript into its final shape. This book has an interesting history. It’s based on “Seven Years,” a famous story by the great Yiddish writer, I.L. Peretz. I […]

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Ch-ch-changes!

I’m sitting here at Tiny’s Cafe on Martin Luther King Boulevard waiting for my webmaster Wess to get here from downtown. We has upgraded the website software. He wants to get together to show me new things that I can do myself. I’m eager to learn as much as I can. I must confess that […]

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Something New

My agent, Jennifer Laughran, sent me an email with a great suggestion. Have I ever tried writing graphic novels? I was puzzled at first. I’m not an artist. Jenn explained that I don’t have to be. A lot of GN’s are created in the same way picture books are. The writer comes up with the […]

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Great Idea!

My agent, Jennifer Laughran, sent me an email yesterday. She thought this might be a crazy idea, but she wanted to run it by me anyway. Have I ever though of writing the script for a graphic novel? Some of my manuscripts would make terrific graphic novels if we could link up with an artist. […]

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New Books

It’s 2015 and this is my first post. I made a solemn New Year resolution: post regularly to the blog. Don’t get distracted. That’s my promise. Hold me to it. Better yet, I’m going to hold myself to it. People often ask what new books are in the works. The latest development is that I’ve […]

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