Monday, October 27, 2014
Just finished reading RAIN REIGN by Anne Martin (yes, the Babysitter's Club author). It is a very touching story about an autistic girl who is obsessed with prime numbers and homonyms. When her father gives her a stray puppy, she names him Rain Reign. But she eventually discovers that the dog's previous owners are looking for him, and she must make a very difficult decision. The book reminded me very much of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME, especially in addressing the bravery needed for kids like that to venture out into the world and deal with other people. I highly recommend it!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Some sad developments with HOLES ALL AROUND! Blue Apple seems to be having some financial and organizational troubles, so the book has been cancelled. I have, however, rewritten its companion piece, EVERYWHERE HOLES. My agent, Christine LeBlonde at the Schulman agency in New York is planning to shop them around to a number of publishers and feels confident that she will be successful.