This week, I feel bloggy! So here’s an extra post.
Thank you, Will Ludwigsen, for your beautiful post, Aid and Comfort. Readers, check it out — this is a great little post with some spot-on thoughts about the kind of love and support a writer needs. It’s also one of the nicest acknowledgement posts I’ve ever read.
Not unrelatedly: thank you, Publishers Weekly, for including this teeny picture of my mother, father, and sister (secret codename: Cordelia) in your article about ALAN. It meant so much to me that they were at the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award reception, and I’m so happy to see them recognized. I only wish secret codename: Apocalyptica could have been there, too. I would not be able to do what I do without my family. (In other news — that big check in the picture? It didn’t fit in my suitcase, and carrying it through the airport was kind of hilarious.)
Next up: do you know the podcast Coverville? I’ve recently started listening. The most recent podcast, all covers by or of Sinéad O’Connor, slayed me.
Finally, have y’all seen/heard this cover of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” by the University of Oregon’s a cappella group On the Rocks?