How to Order Signed Copies

‘Tis the season et cetera, so here’s a reminder about how to order signed/personalized copies of my books from my local indie, Harvard Book Store. If you click on this link, it’ll take you to the store’s inventory of my books. There you can place your order. Just be sure to note in the comments… Read more »

It’s adorable to see everyone in town walking around with weird bashed-up cereal boxes.

Our nearly-total solar eclipse was awesome. At its height and through the safety glasses, it looked like a crescent moon that had chosen a really odd horizontal orientation. Thank you clouds for staying away, thank you Richard for lending your cereal-box pinhole projector, and thank you Watertown Public Library for creating a space for everyone… Read more »

Pictures and Stories from the Counter-Protest in Boston

Yesterday, about 20,000 protesters marched through Roxbury and the South End, joining another approximately 20,000 protesters who were already gathered at the Boston Common. We were 40,000 strong, protesting a handful of people having a “free speech,” a.k.a. hate speech, rally in our city. Kevin and I, with some friends, were part of the marching… Read more »

An event, and an office!

Two important things. First, I am the absolute worst for taking so long to announce this, but I’m doing a panel this coming Thursday, February 23, with my dear friend and the author of the Wings of Fire dragon books, Tui Sutherland! It’s called A Midwinter Night’s Fantasy Panel. The Horn Book Magazine‘s Martha Parravano… Read more »

Pictures from This Weekend’s CAIR Protests in Boston, New York, Pittsburgh

I’m trying to assemble some links with resources for things we can do to fight this cowardly, cruel bully. I hope to post that soon. BTW, I like this street art by a Japanese graffiti artist. So, Boston had a rally today organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). We were there, along with… Read more »

Many March Photos from Many Places :o)

I’ll start with Boston, because that’s where I live. I’ll end with Atlanta, because that’s where I marched. In between: Asheville, NC; Baltimore, MD; Geneva, Switzerland; Jacksonville, FL; New York, NY; Oakland, CA; Paris, France; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Rochester, NY; San Diego, CA; St. Paul, MN; and Washington DC. At the end of any… Read more »

Thank you, President Obama and Vice President Biden

Dear readers, don’t forget what our country is capable of: We will get there. The following video of Obama’s thank you to Biden is long, but if you’d like to watch their parting shot of decency and love, I recommend watching it. I’m going to ALA Midwinter in Atlanta this weekend, where I will be… Read more »

Some (Mostly Meaningless) Reflections on Our Current Reality

For the last three weeks, I have mostly been listening. I’ve been listening to my friends talk to me and to each other. I’ve been listening to the reactions of smart writers and thinkers. I’ve been listening to podcasts and pundits. I’ve been listening to the sadness in my mother’s voice and the faith in… Read more »