Best writing spot I’ve been in, though I was too happy to get much done.  (Fiesole, Tuscany.)

Best writing spot I’ve been in, though I was too happy to get much done.
(Fiesole, Tuscany.)

The director attached to Endangered, Nancy Buirski, so eloquently discusses with NBC-NY her documentary on Tanaquil Le Clercq, debuting Friday night on PBS.
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/American-Masters—Tanaquil-Le-Clercq/263575291

Some career advice from my mother:

"Maybe you should do a book on gorillas where they are both sick called The Fault in our Gorilla Stars - then you give out teenage advice on U Tube. Worked for John Green."

I have this up on my screen while I’m doing revisions.

I have this up on my screen while I’m doing revisions.

Can we give poor “hauntingly” something to modify other than beautiful? It must get so bored.

I’ll put forward “hauntingly undersalted” for starters.

Anyone else want to help an adverb out?

Hello Massachusetts and New Hampshire! I’m thrilled to have two events coming up with authors I admire greatly.

On Saturday, May 31,Emily Lockhart and I will be discussing our latest books at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA.

On Saturday, June 7, I’ll be talking about writing animals with Sy Montgomery at The Toadstool Bookshops, in Peterborough NH.

I’m really looking forward to these conversations—hope to see some of you New England folk at one of these!

Teen Author Carnival 2014 Panels

teenauthorcarnival:

6:00PM – “Come Together” moderated by Adam Silvera (author of the forthcoming More Happy Than Not)

1. Michael Barakiva – One Man Guy

2. Eliot Schrefer – Threatened

3. Robin Talley – Lies We Tell Ourselves

4. Aaron Hartzler – Rapture Practice

6:00PM – “I’ll Be…

How to Panel Like a Lit Champ!

misscecil:

I’ve been moderating and paneling for a long time and been doing a lot of panels these past few months and have a few thoughts about what makes a great panel. I thought I would follow up Mette’s excellent A Good Moderator post from a month ago with a How to Panel like a Lit Champ! post….

Hey check it out- the Fairleigh Dickinson University Creative Writing MFA is featured in a PW article on MFA programs. Come explore children’s and YA lit with us.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/20140519/62324-writing-can-be-taught-m-f-a-survey-2014.html