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Fusenews: “You have no power over me”


Fast fast, like lightning, fast!  It’s a Fusenews round-up of epic quickie proportions!   First up, my buddy Warren Truitt used to work with me in the Central Children’s Room of New York Public Library.  Then he moved to Alabama.  He’s kept busy, since that time with a long-term personal project.  This one man machine […]

Fusenews: My Weirdest Childhood Mystery Is Solved


A little nepotism to go with your coffee this morning? Don’t mind if I do!  As you may know, my husband Matt Bird has a book coming out this spring that is a culmination of his blog’s breakdown of what makes a good story.  Called The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction […]

Children’s Literary Salon: The Art of Enthusiasm

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We’re just hitting it out of the park now.  Fast on the heels of our last Salon with Jeanne Birdsall and N.D. Wilson (info below), this coming Saturday I managed to bring together the three kings of children’s book social media.  Behold! If you’d like to watch the discussion live, tune in 2:00 CST here.  […]

The Niblings Arrive: A Children’s Literature Supergroup for All Your Children’s Literary Needs


Think of it like Voltron.  Or, better yet, don’t. If you are a clever daily blog reader and you have already seen the posts at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Nine Kinds of Pie, and 100 Scope Notes then what I’m about to tell you will come as no surprise.  To wit: The Niblings is […]

Fusenews: “This book might change your soul”

Okay. News of a double quick time fashion today, folks. Let’s see what you can do with these yummy numbers: Maurice Sendak as hot young man. Now that I have your attention I will now direct you to this magnificent interview with Phil Nel. As you may have heard he has a helluva biography coming […]