Category Archives: Journalism

On Scott Sparling, Flipback Books and Ken Metzler

Consider this a three-in-one blog post. It’s gotten so busy around here–with the growth of my Seven Questions series–that I need to squeeze a few topics together before the next installment, featuring novelist Julia Stoops. She will share her thoughts … Continue reading

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Author Lauren Kessler on the Writer’s Life, Narrative Nonfiction

I didn’t mean to start taking notes at the April 8 HomeWord Bound event, but as Lauren Kessler, one of the featured authors, started talking about the writing life, I couldn’t help myself. My notebook slid out of my purse, … Continue reading

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Interview: Jennifer Chen, Magazine Freelancer and YA Novelist

Jennifer Chen is a successful, multi-faceted writer, and I’m so pleased to feature her in this installment of the Seven Questions interview series. As a magazine freelancer, Jennifer’s work has been published widely. You can read her interview with Def … Continue reading

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AP Announces a (Shocking!) Style Update

I just ran across this Huffington Post story about recent changes to the AP Stylebook, “the journalist’s bible,” and it feels like the black-and-white world has tilted a bit. As of this past weekend, there’s no longer a dash in … Continue reading

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The Interviewer Gets Interviewed

I’ve spent much of my newspaper career asking people questions and transforming their answers into a story. Fellow fiction writer Sarah Cypher turned the tables this week, though, and interviewed me over on her blog. You can see the results … Continue reading

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