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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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Hanukkah Bear

I’ve been walking on air for the past week. Hanukkah Bear is this year’s winner of the National Jewish Book Award in the illustrated children’s book category. I really can’t claim the credit. I never thought the book was even in the running since it’s a new edition of an older title that has always […]

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The Future of Digital Picture Books. Is there one?

I had an interesting conversation with my friend, Dianne de las Casas, tonight. In addition to being an outstanding author and storyteller, Dianne is the creator of Picture Book Month, which shines the spotlight on authors and illustrators who love picture books and view them as the gateway into art, literature, and literacy. Click HERE […]

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Strange Days

Publishing is getting awfully strange these days. I was talking about it with my friend, Elizabeth Winthrop (Castle In The Attic). Elizabeth agreed. Sometimes it feels as if we fell down the rabbit hole. Here’s what got us started. I asked one of my editors if I could have jpegs of the pages of a […]

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Moby Dick at the Danforth Museum

There’s a terrific exhibit of Andrew Glass’s illustrations for Moby Dick at the Danforth Museum and School of Art in Framingham, Massachusetts. Here’s a link to an article about it. Click HERE. The best part is reading the children’s reactions. “They try to catch this big whale but never do.” Hannah says, “Whales don’t eat […]

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Little Red Hot

This was an exciting week. Little Red Hot was officially published last Monday. All sorts of good things have happened since then. Amazon had an online special featuring Little Red Hot and my other Amazon books. That should result in a few sales, considering that Amazon promotions go out all over the world. Our local […]

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Anansi the Spider Quilt

Look at this! I’m amazed. My friend Natalie Franklin created an Anansi quilt to go with my Anansi stories. I hope you can enlarge the jpeg. The detail is stunning. As I told Natalie, it probably took longer for her to create the quilt than for me to write the books. For those who’d like […]

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The Next Big Thing Blog Tour

The Next Big Thing is an author blog tour. What’s a blog tour? A blog tour gives those on the tour a chance to meet different authors by way of their blogs. The Next Big Thing began in Australia. Each week a different author answers specific questions about his or her upcoming book. The answers […]

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Happy New Year!

In a few days a new year will arrive. Time to look back over the old one. What kind of year has 2012 been? It’s hard to say. The pluses came with minuses and the minuses came with pluses. A lot of fine things happened with my writing. The Golem’s Latkes won a National Jewish […]

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