From Here You Can Almost See the Sea

The Italian cover of Fire, published by De Agostini. Click to enbiggen. The text means something along the lines of, “Her mystique is a gift as sharp as a blade.” 😀 ————> My subject heading is a David Gray song (click here to listen) that popped into my head the instant I walked into my… Read more »

Paris Fo Shizzle

Fire cover for the French YA edition, published by Hachette Jeunesse (click to enbiggen) ———–> Hi everyone! It’s my third country in a week and my third language adjustment. Luckily, I never managed to learn much Dutch, so my Dutch is not interfering with my mangled attempts at French the way my Italian is. Do… Read more »

She Has Dreams, You Know

Hello! Your floopy author here, jumping in on a Tuesday eve with stuff and things. Check it out — the cover of Fire, Catalan edition, published by Grup62! Click to see it bigger. I secretly love it, even though it, um, has problematic associations in English 🙂 —————–> So, as everyone knows, the best time… Read more »

There’s Nothing We Can’t Face (Except for Bunnies)

Thursday randutiae! First, the cover of Fire, French adult edition (published by Orbit France). ——–> Second, a new addition to the Gallery of My Favorite Objects. Here’s a bunny I faced the other day: And here’s his antelope (?) and canine (?) friends. I faced them, too. These fingers puppets were made by Donna Marbet,… Read more »

In Which I ♥ My New Year’s Routine

Slovak cover of Graceling ————> So, one of my favorite tasks this time of year is The Changing of the Daily Planner (henceforth, ∆DP). ∆DP involves putting last year’s and this year’s planners side by side; going through last year’s; and writing into this year’s, in ink of significant colors, the things that happen every… Read more »

Meanwhile, Back at the Blog

Hello, beautiful people! I’m back. How was your December? Mine was fabulous. I’ve been doing a lot of traveling… and I also received two intriguing packages: (1) My Czech and Slovak Gracelings, published by Ediposs. The Czech cover is on the right. I would tell you what Výjimečná means, except that I don’t know! The… Read more »

8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Blast Off (Plus, Umbrellas!!)

8. Warm hellos to everyone coming to my blog from NaNoWriMo. Welcome! The comments you’ve written here and there in various posts have brought tears to my eyes. Thank you! I really do know what it’s like, and I really do hope you’ll keep writing despite how hard it is, and despite all the voices… Read more »