I love seeing as many movies as I can every year in theaters. I love writing preposterously long blog posts. And, against my better judgement, I love awards shows.
So with the Golden Globes gone by and the Oscars yet to come, it is only natural that I, a person who is just as ill-informed and fickle-minded as any of the voters for those awards, have decided to create an awards show of my own. Read More
Hi, Constant Readers!
This past weekend, I was lucky enough to get to attend the Annual Convention of the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English) on behalf of my book, Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga(coming out in August 2013 -- check it out, you can actually pre-order the book on Amazon -- even though it's a whole human pregnancy until the release date!).
I drove down to Vegas last Friday with my Official Girlfriend of the Trip Courtney and we had ourselves quite the weekend. We met some authors, stole a bunch of free crap, avoided some scary Vegas people, and, of course, we waded our way through hundreds and hundreds and thousands and thousands of English teachers -- a veritable post-apocalypse's worth of book lovers. It was awesome. Read More
Two years and one day ago, on my 21st birthday, my little sister Emma, as a present for me, drew me the coolest sketches of a bunch of the characters in my book, Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga. At the time, my novel was basically just a second draft--waaay far removed from publication--and so those drawings were the first real, actual glimpse I got into my story's potential as something that wouldn't just be living inside my brain for eternity. Read More
Rabbit Rabbit, everybody! Happy October! And, most importantly, Happy Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga COVER REVEAL DAY!!!!! Below, you'll find the cover art for my debut novel. Yes, it is real and it is spectacular. I cannot stop looking at it. I love looking at this cover as much as I have loved looking at any thing ever (I've never had a baby so it's okay to say this). Read More
Hi, Future Readers!
A long time ago, I wrote a book for kids. A long time from now (10 months and 28 days, to be exact), it will come out. In between those two times, I have gotten and will get a ton of questions about my book.
However, I have received several other questions about my book, some very worthy questions, and so I thought it would be worth a blog post to address these questions so that in the future, anybody who wants to can just check my website for the answers at any time they want.Now, of course, when people find out I’ve written a kids’ novel, most of their questions go along the lines of, “Is it about sexy vampire teens? Is it about lusty werewolf tweens? Is it about ugly Minotaur babies?” (Answers: no, no, YES.) Read More
Hi, Rabid Consumers!
So I don't know whether it's because of the recent Mad Men finale, my bizarre addiction to the actually-kinda-boring reality show The Pitch, or the fact that the NBA Playoffs have forced me to watch live ads for the first time since, like, 1999, but I've been thinking about commercials a lot lately. Read More
Hi, people snooping in my diary!
So all truly great works of art must have sequels. The Old Testament had the New Testament, The Lion King had The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and Da Vinci's Mona Lisa had Julia Roberts' Mona Lisa Smile. Read More
Hi, loyal readers/people who found my site by Googling "Anthony Davis teeth,"
So yesterday I was rummaging through my desk at home and I happened to discover this cobweb-covered gem of a primary source document: my journal from 1998, the year I was in 3rd grade. Read More
I'm pretty sure that March Madness is my favorite time of year. At the very least, spending 16 full hours watching mostly-crappy college basketball during the first two days of the NCAA Tournament is my favorite Thing That Leaves Me Feeling Tired and Bad About Myself. Read More
My sisters and I must have been some pretty moralistic children, because every night of our upbringings, when it came to be read-us-a-book-before-bed time, we always Read More
demanded that our parents give us a Berenstain Bears fix.