Hi all! A note that if you’re not interested in tour events for Seasparrow or the preorder campaign but you are ARE interested in my writing process, scroll down past the two big, informative squares :). I share photos below of some of the tools I used to sustain my emotional mood while writing Seasparrow…. Read more »
Announcing SEASPARROW, Graceling Realm Book #5, out November 1, 2022!
I’m so very happy to announce that my next Graceling Realm book, Seasparrow, will release on November 1, 2022. Scroll down for my beautiful covers in the US and the UK! I’ll also include links for pre-ordering at the bottom of this post. Seasparrow is told from the point of view of Hava, Queen Bitterblue’s… Read more »
Two New Books and an Event
Do you all know about Mary’s Monster (by Lita Judge) and The Hazel Wood (by Melissa Albert), both set to release on Tuesday? If you’re in the Boston area, both authors have events this week. Lita Judge will be at Porter Square Books on Saturday (Feburary 3, 3pm) and I’m hosting Melissa Albert’s event at… Read more »
A Quiet Moment
In the past five weeks, I’ve been in Alaska, Western Mass, Vermont, New York, and Pittsburgh, all while continuing to orchestrate a house and office move here in Boston and gear up for a book release. Next week, I go to ALA in Chicago. Meanwhile, the news continues along in its horrible way. Somehow I’ve… Read more »
An Intellectual Feline
This is Lickety. (Some of you have met her before.) Lickety is a most precocious cat. But does she really read Herodotus, who wrote about the Greco-Persian wars? Lickety, can you tell us who won? Does she really read David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (upside-down, no less)?Lickety, what’s a genre? I would say that Lickety loves… Read more »
Books I’m Currently Dying to Read
It’s causing me pain that I am not reading all of these books this very moment. Also, I need to vacuum my rug. The Scorpio Races, by Maggie StiefvaterThe Jewel-Hinged Jaw, essays on science fiction by Samuel R. DelanyCloud Atlas, by David MitchellOut of Left Field, by Liza KetchumWild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s… Read more »
Herve Tullet Introduces His New Picture Book, Mix It Up!
This 50-second video is charming. I’ve had a chance to see an early copy of Mix It Up! (out in September), and I would go so far as to say it’s my favorite Herve Tullet yet.
Reading and the Cosmos
I’m almost always in the process of reading a book; often I’m reading two. It’s not unusual for me to be reading three. (There’s also a scattering of a half-dozen books that I read at the pace of a snail across years, but I’m not counting those here – I’m talking about books I’m actively… Read more »
January Cold Randutiae
A couple years ago, we had one of those winters that never really got started… hardly any snow, and the temperatures weirdly high. Spring came and I felt like I’d been cheated. That’s certainly not happening this year. And here in Cambridge, our frequent temps of 10 and 20°F (-12 and -7°C, approximately) are downright… Read more »
Snowy Randutiae for a Sunday
Yesterday was one of those perfect winter days wherein the snow begins early in the day, but lightly – the five-flakes-per-minute variety – then slowly builds, and your own schedule brings you out into it while it’s beautiful but not yet gusty and difficult. I had a magical snow walk, then got home to a… Read more »