Behold, KAT GREENE COMES CLEAN nesting dolls! My dear friend Irene Hwang, the rockstar creator of Bobo Babushka Nesting Dolls, crafted these dolls for my birthday and I am in LOVE! Check out what Irene had to say about her creative process here!
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I’m over at Nerdy Book Club today, sharing 10 Lessons Found in Middle-Grade Fiction. (Naturally my beloved Harriet the Spy is included too.) Enjoy!
Given the chance to talk about my all-time favorite kidlit novel, Louise Fitzhugh 1964 classic, Harriet the Spy, I will. Luckily, Nerdy Book Club gave me the chance yesterday, on their wonderful blog. Here’s a link to my post. Enjoy!
Writing is a lonely business. You sit at a computer, day after day – often in your PJs, with unwashed hair and unbrushed teeth – wondering how on earth you can make your characters cooperate. When they do, it’s wondrous thing. On the days they refuse to play nice? Giving up is an extremely attractive option. I wrote all about it yesterday, in a guest post for YA Highway called The Power of Persistence. Enjoy!
The Proust Questionnaire — a parlor game popularized by the French essayist and novelist, Marcel Proust — is said to reveal a person’s true nature through a series of probing (i.e., nosy) questions. In the hot seat today: TE Carter, author of the YA contemporary novel, I STOP SOMEWHERE (Feiwel & Friends, 2018). [Read more…] about Ask the Author: TE Carter
The Proust Questionnaire — originally a parlor game popularized by the French essayist and novelist, Marcel Proust — is said to reveal a person’s true nature through a series of probing (i.e., nosy) questions. To test this theory, I gathered my favorite MG and YA authors and put them to the Proust-y test. First up: Breeana Shields, author of the forthcoming YA fantasy, POISON’S KISS (Random House, January 10, 2017) [Read more…] about Ask the Author: Q&A with Breeana Shields
I had the pleasure of reading Brooks Benjamin’s big-hearted MG novel, MY SEVENTH-GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS (Delacorte Press, 2016). [Read more…] about Melissa’s Review of the Week: MY SEVENTH-GRADE LIFE IN TIGHTS
Wowza! Book maven extraordinaire Tanya Contois featured KAT GREENE COMES CLEAN on her blog, Bookish Fangirl! Read it here
I recently had the chance to chat with author Catherine Lo about her contemporary YA debut, HOW IT ENDS. To read the interview on the Swanky Seventeens blog, please click here. Enjoy!