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A Fuse #8 Production
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Video Thursday: Because Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

They asked me to do some promotional videos for my book. I came up with these instead.  Life is too short not to have your legs eaten by legwarmers.  I’m inclined to name them The Electric Blue Boogaloo. Part One: Part Two: Part Three: Part Four: I have fun.

Got Me a Book. Got Me a Website. Got Me a Giant Dance Party.

GiantDanceParty

Okay, folks.  This is where we start the self-promotion machine.  I’m looking at it right now and it’s rusty and corroded and clearly falling apart at the seams.  Nonetheless, I shall grab my proverbial gas can, fill the tank, pull the cord, let ‘er rip, and see where she takes me. So first and foremost, [...]

Fusenews: This is what a librarian looks like

Mural1

Oh me, oh my, where does the time go?  Here we are, it’s Monday yet again, and I’m running about like a chicken with my head cut off.  This Friday I head off to Barcelona for a full week (weep for me), then back I come to promote my picture book (Giant Dance Party, or [...]

Fusenews: Inordinately pleased that I got to work in the term “manky” today

SevenLittleDaddies

If you’ve received your latest edition of Horn Book Magazine then you may see that Roger and Co. had the clever notion to ask a bunch of folks what their favorite weirdo children’s books were.  And as luck would have it, I was asked too.  You can see my choice here if you like.   If [...]

Fusenews: Hidey-holes

bookshelfwallpaper

Tra la!  It’s May!  The lusty month of May!  The time that  . . . . what? It’s March? Seriously?  Forget it then.  I’m going back in my hidey-hole.  Call me when it’s May.  But before I go, here’s a swath of delicious Fusenews.  Good for what ails ye. First off, a gem.  I got [...]

Fusenews: “…there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run / There’s still time to change the road you’re on.”

CarleHonorsWillems

The last few days have been a blur, helped not a bit by a toddler who suddenly took it into her head that 4:45 a.m. is a perfectly reasonable time to wake up and that perfectly reasonable people should be up and about and WHY ISN’T MOMMY BEING PERFECTLY REASONABLE ABOUT THIS???? … WAAAAAAUUUUGGGGHHHH!  So [...]

Fusenews: Confessions of a syllabus addict

thenshefell

Allrighty then (remember when this phrase was a thing?).  Time to whip out a Fusenews in this new format.  Let’s crank her up and see what she can do! Let’s start with the me stuff.  This happened while I was on vacation:  The folks at the New York Times asked me to be a part [...]

Fusenews: Grumble fish

Dorothy

“Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets and then teams up with three strangers to kill again.” That would be an old line from a TV column in the Marin Independent Journal by one Rick Polito describing the film The Wizard of Oz.  My brother-in-law Steve brought it [...]

Fusenews: Paddington V. Pooh (supporters could call themselves marmalites and hunnies)

AaronZenz

You folks have been awfully good about my recent shoddy blogging, so I tip my hat in your general direction.  Jules of 7-Imp and I are putting the final touches on our book for Candlewick editing-wise and, as you might imagine, it eats up large swaths of time like an irate and hungry badger.  There [...]

Fusenews: The Opposite of Avatar

goldenticket

Wonka Opera.  Hard to say.  Harder still to see since the darn thing keeps closing.  NPR recently had a great story on the opera Golden Ticket, and the various trials it underwent in a bid to be seen by the masses.  The world premier is now going on at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.  [...]