More October Randutiae — Including Something About Self-Exposure as a Writer

I like the funny political videos the folks at actually.org are creating. Rosie Perez sets Mitt straight on whether it’s easier to get elected as a Latino; Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead agree with Mitt that people aren’t people, corporations are people; and here’s W. Kamau Bell, who hates science: (Thanks, B.) *** Sometimes, after… Read more »

Jason Who? Give Me Aaron Cross

This post contains spoilers for the Bourne movies, including the most recent. So. I don’t know what they’re lacing these Bourne movies with, but (with the exception of that godawful, boring, too-long car chase in the second movie) I never want these movies to end. It turns out that the drug is not in fact… Read more »

Checking In

Re: Bitterblue travel: I’ll be in Sweden (Stockholm and Kristianstad/Malmö), Spain (at least Madrid, not sure beyond that yet), France (Paris), and the Netherlands (at least Amsterdam) in September — it’s official, my transatlantic flights are booked — and I’ll post more details when I have them. Re: blogginess: There are a few updates I… Read more »

Jay Smooth on What Isn’t a Double Standard

I love what Jay Smooth has to say about language, communication, the “N-word,” our society’s rules about the use of that word, what a double standard is, and what a double standard isn’t. Thanks to Jay Smooth for seeing the complications and expressing them well — as he always does.

Talking about Frankie Landau-Banks

I am stupendously pleased today to direct you to Amy Stern’s latest post at the YA Subscription, “The Disreputable Analysis of Frankie Landau-Banks.” Back in January, some friends and I spent two happy hours analyzing E. Lockhart’s The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. We filmed it. Amy has now uploaded 15 clips from our conversation,… Read more »

Birth of a Book

Hey everybody, sorry for the radio silence this past week. I’ve been on the road. I plan to be back next week, hopefully with some info about the Bitterblue release. Until then, I thought I’d share this beautiful little video of a book being born. Make it big on your screen; it looks great. Thanks,… Read more »

Interviews, ARC Giveaways, Reviews, Perspective

In lieu of a post today, I’ll link you to Cindy Pon’s interview with me about Bitterblue, over at The Enchanted Inkpot. Cindy is running a Bitterblue ARC giveaway, so head over there if you’re interested! Many thanks to Cindy, who asks really good questions :). My 30-second Hunger Games movie review: I had to… Read more »