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(Very Eventually) The Zena Sutherland Lecture

Dear Readers, This particular version of my Zena Sutherland Lecture is a fabrication or, at best, a fabulation. Either way it is entirely false. Yes, I did give the Zena Sutherland Lecture at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago on May 1, 2015, but it was not as properly cured and marbled as this […]

The People in My Neighborhood: One Author/Illustrator’s Rambles Around Brooklyn

The Place Brooklyn: home to skinny jeans, artisanal pickles, that famous bridge, and yes… one of the biggest children’s book communities in the world. And I’m one of those authors that ends his jacket flap copy with “…lives and works in Brooklyn.” Here’s a brief history, as well as an insider’s guide, to this kid-lit […]

Book & Me | Comic #20

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Book & Me | Comic #18

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Book & Me | Comic #17

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Book & Me | Comic #16

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59 ways to get writing

The Internet is full of writers talking about writing. Plenty of authors support each other and exchange advice online. But not all of these writers share wisdom extensively enough, or in a format organized enough, that those thoughts can be gathered into a book. That’s what Kate Messner’s done — with the help of fellow […]

Book & Me | Comic #15

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Book & Me | Comic #14

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