Not any more! Boys like pirates, science and sports. Girls like princesses, fuzzy animals, and cooking. That’s how it was at Scholastic, a major children’s publishing house, until an 8-year-old…Continue readingBoys only?
Blogger Jamie offers her: “Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Not-So-Easy-To-Like Characters” I see a lot of discussion in book reviews and online about unlikeable characters…so often they are…Continue readingUnlikeable? Really?
Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat, has always been my hero, now more than ever since she led the charge against the The Clean Reader, an app which enabled customers to…Continue reading‘Victory for dirt’
At io9 Charlie Jane Anders, has picked: 18 Perfect Short Stories that pack more punch than most novels One example of hers is: “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray…Continue readingPerfect short stories?
Terry Pratchett on an archive picture. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe/Eamonn McCabe As the literary world mourns the death of Discworld creator Terry Pratchett, The Guardian has selected some of his most…Continue readingTerry in quotes
In Dawn of Magic, the last book in my Worldweaver series, Coyote comes into full flower. (I’m working the final proofs now.) When I set out to write the Worldweavers…Continue readingEncounter with Coyote
Ahh, friend cats reading about friend humans! Ever wonder what your cat does while you are away? At Bustle, Caitlin White explains and illustrates. No matter how great your book…Continue readingCats and books
Ice on trees and snow on the ground, beauty mixed with danger. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA In The Guardian, Richard Hirst gives us ghost stories by the fireside and perilous…Continue readingLiterary Winters