Thoughts on Marketing

I had an interesting conversation this morning. I work as the secretary in a school. The school’s accountant came into my office this morning and asked about where to find new books, since she has run out of everything. The VP of elementary, VP of high school,...

Not American. And better for it.

The thing I love most about editing books for authors that aren’t American and aren’t writing about American culture is how much I learn. I learn new phrases. I learn new words. I learn new meanings to words I already knew. I learn about different people...

Emotionally Invested

*goes into a dark corner and hides away for a while* I love editing. I really do. And I really love authors who open up a view of the world that is radically different than my own. But sometimes, I read something so horrific that I know I’m going to have...

Going to Battle

I’ve been reading a book (not by an author I know), and there hasn’t been much conflict. So, in the midst of yet another romantic scene, I find myself thinking, “Something bad needs to happen soon, or I might quit reading this.” Luckily, it did...

Tradition!

Pardon me while I geek out for a minute. While I was at the library, I picked up the newest list of Newberry and Caldecott Award books. I am SO excited about what the next couple of years are going to bring. When I was about Little Frog’s age, my mom got the...
The Lightning Bolt

The Lightning Bolt

There comes a point in a book that a statement of truth is made. And it rings through your soul. Ah! It hits you! That’s what you’ve been missing. That’s where you kept mis-stepping. And now you see the light. Now you know what to change. You have...

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