Blog Posts Tagged ‘Wall Street Journal’

what is ya, exactly?

June 29th, 2010

What makes a book a young-adult novel, versus say an adult novel about young people? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately for several reasons. For one, one of my readers asked me if his book would qualify as YA because its narrator is 18 even though the narrator does some very un-18-year-old […]

excuse me, but my vagina is getting in the way of my writing

September 13th, 2009

So, last night, as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival, which I hope you’ll all go to today if you’re in the area, I went to a Literary Event and got a little hot under the collar. Or, should I say, under the corset. Before I start, I should say that part of the event […]

are they serious?

June 9th, 2009

Okay, I love Entertainment Weekly and there is no such thing as bad press, but really, first the review of the book basically slams If I Stay for not being enough like Twilight when no one but EW (okay and The Daily Beast) ever said it was anything like the Vampiric love saga. Now, a […]

mass media birthday presents

June 6th, 2009

The birthday didn’t get off to an auspicious start. It was pissing down rain, like all day, like cold rain (high 50s). I live in New York, not Oregon (where it was in the 90s apparently). Also, Willa overslept so I had to drive her to school, which made me think it was a good […]