Monthly Archives: July 2008

WILD WORD WORKSHOP KIDS

HERE ARE SOME OF THE GREAT KIDS- ALL WONDERFULLY ENTHUSIASTIC, ARTISTIC AND TALENTED WRITERS- WHO ATTENDED MY MEGA-SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP AT THE WOODSTOCK LIBRARY. WE WROTE, WE TALKED, I PONTIFICATED AND I DIGRESSED, AND WE DRESSED UP FOR THE FINAL … Continue reading

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6 SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT ME (if anyone cares)

I used to be a punk rocker. The photo above is from 1983. I am very superstitious. Knocking on wood, throwing salt over my left shoulder…Yeah I do all those things. When I was a child I wished I was … Continue reading

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REJECTION

While cleaning up recently I came across a sheaf of rejection letters for the first Feltus. They were wadded up in an angry ball and stuffed between the wall and the large plastic tub where my shelved novels reside. And … Continue reading

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KICKING IT OLD SCHOOL

When I worked in the music business I used to dream about working in publishing when I grew up. Unfortunately I never did. Grow up, I mean. Hence the straight path to writing children’s literature. It’s amazing how clear everything … Continue reading

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POODLERAT NAMING CONTEST WINNER!!!!!!!

Ladies and Germs, We have a winner for the PoodleRat naming contest. Thanks to all who entered. The names were all fabulous but after much deliberation and with the help of Winston the toad I have decided that the name … Continue reading

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