Blog Posts filed under “Family”

the other writer in the family

November 18th, 2011

There are lots of fucked-up things about living in New York City. Aside from the exorbitant costs and the weather (tho, hello, November, you’ve been soo pretty) and the 1 percent  and the double joy of the rising subway fares and cut service and the sudden ubiquitousness of the artisanal hotdog, and the snooty people, […]

my daughter—super agent

June 14th, 2011

So, generally, I try to keep pretty mellow about things like bestseller lists and book sales. To me what ultimately matters is that my books are selling. And that is not even because I’m panting for my piece of the sales. By the time I actually see those royalties, my kids will be in college. […]

what we talk about when we talk about the weather

May 27th, 2011

Most of you don’t live with me. Which is probably a good thing. You might think I spend my days talking about Adam or Mia or the next batch of characters—and I do talk a fair bit about them, which actually drives my poor husband NUTS; he couldn’t care less. They are fake people to […]

bits of silly

January 26th, 2011

I have a new child. She arrived over the weekend after I sent Willa to her room for a time out. When I went to get her out of time out, I discovered that Willa was gone and in her place was Kyra. Kyra looks, sounds, dresses exactly like Willa. But they are not the […]

Gabby, Obama, L.K. and MLK

January 17th, 2011

It’s been more than a week since the shootings in Tucson that killed six people, and miraculously didn’t kill Gabrielle Giffords. It’s been been five days since author L.K. Madigan announced some hard news on her blog: She has stage IV pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to her liver. In her post, L.K. doesn’t mince […]

my turn

January 6th, 2011

I have been blown away, swept up, filled up, humbled, shocked and awed by the response here over at the blog. When I posted the giveaway for the ARC of WHERE SHE WENT and IF I STAY and asked you all to tell me something you were grateful for or hopeful for, I wasn’t expecting […]

my titanic

December 30th, 2010

Okay, so there were no icebergs. No mass-vomiting epidemics. No giant storms with Perfect-Storm esque waves (then again, no George Clooney-esque ship captains, either). No getting stranded in the middle of the cruise so that U.S. military choppers had to airdrop provisions of Spam onto the ship deck. (Spam? What about the Jews? Do Jews […]

can we call it a saturday six?

November 6th, 2010

Dude, I am so remiss in the blog posting. I’m getting ready to leave for Paris—yes WHERE SHE WENT came out there this week. Yes, it’s not fair. It’s an incentive to learn French. I plan to blog from Paris with lots of pictures of pretty French things. But in the mean time. An update. […]

let me tell you about eliza

July 12th, 2010

In high school, friendships tend to be complicated. Or, if not complicated, fleeting. You form a tight bond with someone, and then, just as quickly, something tears it apart or life takes you down different paths and suddenly, the girl who was your BFF is your mortal enemy, or, less dramatic, someone you half-wave to […]

40 is the new…

June 9th, 2010

So I’m 40 now. Do I sound different? People sometimes ask me about upcoming books, if they’re still YA, like I’m going to age out of doing YA. That is funny. David Levithan recently had something insightful to say about the term young-adult, which he’d never liked but had found a way to embrace by […]