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Everybody gets rejected

I got this from the late great King Features editor Jay Kennedy in like 2003. It’s the most handwriting I’d ever gotten on a response. Despite the fact that it was an explanation of my being rejected, and the fact that he couldn’t be bothered to spell Ozy’s name correctly (really, few ever have), it helped keep me going.   Read more →

Voice talent!

When I read my books to kids, I do Marigold’s voice in a kind of haughty mid-Atlantic accent…I’ve often said it’s a bad impression of Rarity from “My Little Pony.” But after Tabitha St. Germain, who voices Rarity (and also Princess Luna) posted this on Vine, I’m thinking more about casting her as Phoebe.  Read more →

I show my face in public

So, speaking in front of people is a thing I do now. For instance, earlier this month I was down in Portland, for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association tradeshow. I spoke at the “Kids’ Table” dinner event, with some awesome other writers: Matthew Holm (“Sunny Side Up”), Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson (“Leo: A Ghost Story”), and Judy Schachner (“Dewey Bob”). All… Read more →