Paris: Clocks. (And Snoods.)

The Musée d’Orsay, which contains the world’s largest collection of impressionist andpost-impressionist paintings, is in what used to be the Gare d’Orsay — a Beaux-Arts train stationbuilt at the turn of the 20th century. A number of the windows, like this one in the café, are clocks(to show the time to the outside world).  Here’s… Read more »

A Snood FAQ and a Pride and Prejudice Poll

I bet I’m the only YA writer who gets asked frequently, “What’s the story behind your snood fixation?” Well, dear reader, I’ll tell you, and by the time I’m done telling you, you’re going to wish you never asked. It all started last August. I was preparing for a School Library Journal photo shoot in… Read more »


Spanish cover —> click to enlarge —> Hi everyone! What’s going on with you these days? Ready to hear my 4 for the win? 1. TWO OF THE WORLD’S BEST PUBLISNOODS So, if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you may recall my snood-ish battle cries, such as, OUT, DAMN SNOOD! and SNOOD,… Read more »


(This is my new battle cry, invented by my publicist, Sarah. Do you find, as we do, that it is immensely satisfying when bellowed?) Trying to lay low these days, not work too much, not get too crazy. I spent last week proofreading Graceling for the UK edition and doing a couple of interview things…. Read more »

A Birthday Poll — Please Vote!

It is so effing hot here that there are no words to describe it. The air conditioners are working their little hearts out, but to little avail. Last week School Library Journal interviewed me, and on Wednesday I went to a costume shop and selected a beautiful medieval dress and a sword for my photo… Read more »