August 29th, 2011

Breathe. I keep having to remind myself to breathe. I don’t really know what happened to my lovely beach vacation where this was half a block away and I saw dolphins swimming almost every day and rode my bike to the farm stand for watermelons that were addictive and drippy and perfect. Oh, right, I […]


August 11th, 2011

And the winner is….Our expert finalists were pretty much unanimous in their decision. This design was the favorite. Its simplicity. Its strikingness. And how well it evokes the character of Adam. So worthy of TEAM ADAM. Congratulations, Connie, for her fabulous design. Congratulations, finalists, for making it that far. Congratulations to everyone who submitted. I […]

the finalists!

August 10th, 2011

    I am pleased to present to you the six finalists for the TEAM ADAM button contest. I know I said I’d pick five finalists but there were six clear favorites so I wanted to include all of them (you guys with your multiple votes—you’re as indecisive as I am!).   Now these go […]

team adam button contenders

July 30th, 2011

Behold, members of TEAM ADAM, the bounty of offerings for our official button! I was inundated with more than 40 button designs for the contest, so many designs that those of you who sent in multiple sumbissions, I had to pick one, lest we not get overloaded. I am in awe of your creativity. These […]

are you team adam?

July 18th, 2011

A few weeks ago, I tweeted about having buttons made that read TEAM ADAM—well, actually, the whole story is I told my husband I’d wear a t-shirt that read TEAM NICK and he basically gagged, and then I happened upon the TEAM ADAM idea. Anyhow, I tweeted the possibility. A bunch of people actually emailed […]

meghan, with all due respect, you’re full of it

June 28th, 2011

Oh, lordy. There is NOTHING I would prefer than to shut up about the boring YA-is-more-lurid argument. Whatever. Everything in our culture is more lurid and rising and sinking tides lift and sink all boats and some YA may be sinking but the majority of YA, including supposedly dark stuff like THE HUNGER GAMES is, […]

the definitive ya wiki

June 24th, 2011

There has been so much written about YA lately. Lordy. You would think it was the latest Apple product or something. All these people scratching their heads to try to figure out what this new shiny thing is and how it works. It slices. It dices. It corrupts. It depraves. (I don’t know if you […]

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. […]

the holly goldberg sloan hour

June 13th, 2011

I want to tell you guys about an amazing author—Holly Goldberg Sloan—and her amazing new book—I’LL BE THERE—but before I do I want to talk about blurbing. I’ve blogged about this before, the insidery nature of blurbing, my blurb policy In a nutshell: I only blurb debuts. I’m incredibly picky about what I will blurb. […]

wall street depravity

June 6th, 2011

I’m not even going to talk about that ridonculous piece in the Wall Street Journal about depraved YA and the woeful lack of choice for today’s upstanding parents. You can read it if you want. You can read all about it over the Internets. You can read the awesome response on Twitter under the hashtag […]