My Writing Life

Christmas Ideas for Writers & Book Lovers (Vol. 1)

My big message this holiday season has been simply to support writers and bookstores by buying new books as gifts and asking for new books as gifts for yourself. This is not the easiest thing to do. You must find what specifically what people want (or at least categories they enjoy),...

Gnome Book at Borders Pic, and an Online Interview

Michelle Sussman snapped this pic of my book at a Borders, though I do not know the location. The danger of gnomes has attracted a prime spot in this store. Protect yourself! It’s a dangerous world out there, full of pointy-hatted murderers. Other than that, there’s been a lot of little...

My Adventures in … Alaska (and Canada, Too)

I just got back from a cruise vacation to Alaska and British Columbia. (It was kind of the last chance to vacation before things get super-crazy this fall.) My wife and I saw whales, glaciers — the whole deal. It was very nice. One of the coolest parts about going anywhere...

Alice Pope Interviews Me on the SCBWI Blog

Alice Pope, the former editor of Children’s Writer’s & Illustrators Market, interviewed me yesterday on her big SCBWI blog. It was the former editor of CWIM talking to the new editor, and it was a fun little back-and-forth. See the interview here. You might also like:No Related Posts

Question: What's Expected at a Book Release Party?

I’ve never been to a book release party, which is probably why I have no idea what to do concerning the upcoming celebration of the release for my Gnomes book. I don’t know whether to do a nicer, classier event, or something more wild like having my cover band play somewhere...