Archive for July, 2009

Thanks to Frank

July 26, 20098 CommentsPosted in memoir writing, Uncategorized, writing

While I was reading Frank McCourt’s obituary in the New York Times, a quote about writing his memoir Angela’s Ashes caught my eye. Or, okay, my ear. “I didn’t know what I was going to do with it, but I had to write it anyway. I had to get it out of my system.” I […]

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Doing a Trade Show? Bring a Dog Along!

July 16, 200915 CommentsPosted in book tour, Hanni, Uncategorized, visiting libraries, Writing for Children

A suggestion to anyone trying to lure conventioneers to your trade show booth: Perch yourself at a table between a beautiful dog and a gaggle of enthusiastic women. People will rush over to meet you. That’s how it worked at the American Library Association convention this week, anyway. My publisher, Blue Marlin Publications, generously donated […]

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