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HBO’s Girls

I’m an avid watcher of the show Girls, and I occasionally read Slate’s commentary on the show. I know some people hate the show, and I agree that the second season was uneven. In fact, there were times that it didn’t … Continue reading

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The Countdown

I’m one chapter away from finishing my latest revision of my latest novel, a Stepford Wives meets Mad Men meets Canby Hall meets The Handmaid’s Tale mash-up. For those of you who are counting, this is my eight millionth draft.

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I’m Back!

I took a little blogging break, but I’m back! (I know, I know–you haven’t been holding your breath). My favorite end-of-year activity is perusing all the best of lists, making notes of all the movies and books I need to … Continue reading

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YA Literature in the Classroom

So I’m just a few weeks out from the end of spring semester, and my YA lit class is closing in on our eleventh novel for the semester. If I had to vote–and I don’t know why I would–I would … Continue reading

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Adolescent Literature

I’m teaching a class in YA literature next semester. I’m trying to decide which books to include on the syllabus. I want a couple “classics,” but I want the bulk of the reading list ot be contemporary. In particular, I … Continue reading

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Blog Interviews

Thanks to the lovely Jaskirat for posting an interview with me over at her blog. Check it out. I also did an interview over at Safari Poet, a brilliant blog chock full of book news, interviews, and reviews. You can even win … Continue reading

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Book Readers

The best thing about writing a book is hearing from readers. I luuuurve to talk about books with anyone who will participate in the conversation. And there’s a lot of conversation out there. I can’t believe I just discovered book … Continue reading

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I’m doing a little series of videos (produced by one of the most talented professional communicators out there, the lovely Anita Boeira). I’ll be answering questions about writing, reading, and probably The Jersey Shore. What do you want to know? What … Continue reading

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Spring Semester 2011–> Done

The Good: Final exams and papers are all graded! The Bad: I feel brain dead. The Good: Spring term is officially over. The Bad: Summer term started yesterday. The Good: I have some time to recover before my summer class … Continue reading

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In Which I’m an Idiot

I just learned that a flash mob is not a mob of naked people. I’m not sure where I came up with that definition, but that’s what I thought. Imagine my surprise when I found out the students at the … Continue reading

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