Archive for July 2013

Madeleine L’Engle: coming to terms with a literary mother

It’s been a busy month for me in terms of manuscript work and teaching, and so I let nearly three weeks slip by without updating either my blog or my Facebook Author page. Mea culpa! I hope that today’s blog post on my lifelong “relationship” to literary idol Madeleine L’Engle makes up for my silence.

I feel that I need to warn anyone who is a L’Engle fan that my post is not a pure paean of praise. I’ve been re-reading some of her books this summer, and I was horrified by my reaction: they weren’t the glowing masterpieces of perfection that I remembered from my childhood. I’ve bounced back from that negative response, at least somewhat, in a way that I think has taught me something valuable about writing. Read the post and see if you agree.

No war between print and e-books for kids

This morning I stumbled across an interesting reading study sponsored by Scholastic about kids’ attitudes towards print and e-books. So often among adults this is framed as if it were some kind of war between the two, but apparently kids don’t see it that way at all. Hop over to my blog to read my post on this study.