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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Fusenews: “Luminous with the beauty and fragility of life”

UnicornSculpture

Good morning, everyone. To begin today I’d like to note with sadness the passing of Sheila Barry, a publisher at Groundwood Books, who was always very kind to me. We’d often discuss the titles coming out of Groundwood and hers was a face I’d look for at every library conference. You can read the Quill […]

Video Sunday: Know what you know

BrooklynPublicLibrary

So apparently in the 1980s the Brooklyn Public Library decided to take a page out of the Reading Rainbow handbook and came up with this series of kids recommending books that they loved.  The result, so nicely posted on the Hairpin, will pretty much keep you amused all the livelong day.  You just gotta wonder […]

Fusenews: No More Dead Dog (Food)

oldyeller

Marketing yourself.  Yeah, forget the hokey-pokey.  We know what it’s really all about in this game.  You poor authors and illustrators.  Isn’t it enough that you sweat and strain to create the highest quality literature for the generation that will inherit the earth after we are dead and gone . . . and now you’ve […]

Fusenews: Areas of my expertise

BigoldHamlineclocktowerthingy

Well, folks, wish me luck. Today I give my presentation to the good people of Hamline University, and we’ll see whether or not they find my talk too short, too long, or too nerve-wracked (the smart money’s riding on the last). The weather, as it happens, is perfectly perfect here. I am, however, a little […]