Such a great post on The Backstory by Ann Leal, author of Also Known as Harper and the forthcoming A Finders Keepers Place (Henry Holt, October 2010). Our ancestors find ways to speak to us. And what they want to say, apparently, is that they weren't all that different from us. Who doesn't want to live on? Through their descendants? Through their art?
Now, if you know me, you know I was raised on old-school rock in the heart of the Catskills where musicians of the 60s and 70s (and even to the present) could getaway for R&R, away from the other R&R (rock and roll). That Lynyrd Skynyrd shirt with the Jack Daniels label design was de rigueur, practically a uniform. (I can't believe I said Lynyrd Skynyrd and de rigueur in the same sentence...)
Anyway, what I'm getting at it is seeing an excerpt of my book juxtaposed with lines from Bob Dylan---yeah, I know!---in a review that goes out to librarians all over the country. (Look for 3RR in the sidebar.) And you might recognize other loves, Jimi and Van. Thank you, thank you, thank you Richie---it was such a thrill for this North Country Girl.
What Happens to Writers After They Debut? A Survey: 3 Years Out - I asked my fellow YA and MG writers whose debut novels appeared in 2010 to answer a few questions about their publishing and writing lives today, three yea...
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