As the ALA Midwinter Conference approaches, the Morris Award finalists are embarking on a blog tour. To kick off my leg of the tour, I’ve posted an interview I did with the wonderful Blythe Woolston. Here I talk a little about my writing process, and the influence of my MFA program at Columbia College Chicago.
One of my very first publishing credits was the short story version of “The Carnival at Bray,” which was published in the Chicago Reader’s 2010 issue. This year, I had the honor of curating the three winners out of shortlist gleaned from over 200 entries.
Check out stories by Kevin Leahy, Latoya Wolfe, and Cyn Vargas here.
The wonderful website, Dear Teen Me, which publishes letters from YA authors to their YA selves, recently ran this piece in which adult me gives some words of advice to 14-year-old me. . .and man, I could have used some help back then. Check it out here.
Thanks so much to Molly at Wrapped up in Books. I loved this review!
Check out this list from the New York Public Library’s site! Thanks to Andrea Lipinski for including me.
In anticipation of the Morris Awards, Unleashing Readers had these nice things to say about TCAB. Thank you!!
The lovely and talented Christine Rice, who was a teacher of mine at Columbia College Chicago, recently interviewed me for Hypertext Magazine, a great publication that she founded and that I’ve had the pleasure of contributing to several times since its inception in 2010.