This month’s Under Cover section of School Library Journal features an interview with me. It must’ve been a slow news at SLJ for the editor to pick up the phone and talk to me about Black Hole Sun, samurai, Monty Python, and cursing in seven different languages, but he did, and the world is a better place for it, don’t you think? You don’t? Me neither. jk. Here’s the link to the interview.
The really fun part of the interview as the photo shoot for the photo they always run with the article. In the past people have dressed up as characters from their books. When the photographer, Brownie Harris (who has taken pictures of both JFK Jr and King Kong), suggested I dressed up like Durango, I nixed the idea. Even if I had a suit of symbiarmor lying about, it would not be a good idea to squeeze me into it. Elvis tried that look, and look where it led. Read More
In yet another debut, I will make my first radio appearance EVAH on WUNC North Carolina Public Radio (except for the time I won a I Heart Chattanooga t-shirt that was two sizes too small). I’ll be a guest on “The State of Things” hosted by Frank Stasio. This is a live program, and if you’re really, really looking for something to listen to while eating lunch (or brunch, for you West Coasters), you can tune in via the WUNC web site at noon on Friday, April 17. I think I’m supposed to talk about Soul Enchilada, but Lord only knows what will come out of my mouth.
WUNC is available via a variety of formats, including podcast, iTunes, etc. For more info, go here: http://wunc. Read More
The amazingly gracious Cynthea Liu has a new feature on her website, www.writingforchildrenandteens.com, that she calls “Authors on the Verge.” The goal of the feature is to introduce readers to authors who are, you know, on the verge of their careers. Recent authors include Cyn Balog, Nancy Viau, and Gayle C. Krause.
And now, me!
Please stop by Cynthea’s site, not only to read what really odd, erm, interesting things I said about Soul Enchilada and myself, but also to learn about other new authors, as well as take a tour around the content-rich site. If you’re interested in writing for teens and children, Cynthea’s is the place to be.
Here’s the link. Go. Go now. Shoo. Shoo.
Leave a comment there, too, if you dare. Or if you’re not, like, in a big hurry or something. Read More