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“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on…” (Shakespeare, of course) Jealousy is a terrible thing to feel. In its worst state it completely engulfs your thoughts and messes … Continue reading

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Thank You, Eva Ibbotson

I was saddened to hear yesterday that Eva Ibbotson had died. She was 85. I’ve mentioned before that she was a great influence on me, both as a writer and as a gracious and generous person. I wrote to her … Continue reading

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My editor isn’t sure if tweeting has any effect on book sales. What about all the cool YA book blog sites? I ask. Those people are so enthusiastic about YA that they must surely create a buzz? I certainly find … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of Writers

I hope that when a hopeful young writer approaches me I am, well, approachable. I think I am. And as helpful as I can be too, although since I am only just starting out myself, there’s not a whole lot … Continue reading

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When did writers become so cool?????

I went to hear YA author Lauren Oliver read from her novel “Before I Fall” (Harper) this weekend. You can check out her website here. Most days I slob around wearing my comfiest jeans and a big sweater. Frequently it … Continue reading

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