Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sacred Scars

Just got the the ARCS and am so pleased with the cover. Also the size. It's 200 pages longer than Skin Hunger.

A /SF/F Editor/ tribal elder called me to tell me I am going to need four books, not three. We'll just see, Charles...
It looks good. Weighty. I love the smell of new books. I love this job. Sacred Scars will be released in August.

You can read an excerpt here:
It's free, of course. You have to sign up for an account, (free, and quick!) choose my book, click BUY (for free) goes to your library page, click the cover and five pages of excerpts--some from each story, come up.

Ipulp is growing fast. Keith Shaw wants to make downloadable stories as easy and available as downloadable music.
((He is looking for writers/content, too!))

Monday, May 18, 2009


I am writing so much that I barely have time to eat. Good thing I love writing. And it won't be this tight too much longer. I will soon be back to my normal overload. It will feel like coasting....((at first))

STAYS is getting really interesting...

Friday, May 15, 2009 very own personal account.

Because Russet:One Wing has taken over my twitter account, I have opened a personal one.

You can find me at with, like, no followers, floundering, lonely, save me...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

the website re-do begins

In the next week or so, I hope to begin a complete re-do of my antique website....

I think I will be using some of my photos as some of the backgrounds.
Actually, I am pretty sure of that part. Little else.

Design-wise, it'd be so good if I only wrote for one age group. But no. I write for K- YA. So there have to be three sections: One for educators/parents/librarians, one for the youngest readers, and one for teens.

So the design challenge is to make each part feel appropriate for the audience and still, somehow, not end up with a crazy-quilt for the whole site.

Updates and maybe a few sneek peeks (you know you can't wait?) will appear here.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Two amazing things:

Cyn Smith let me guest blog about the experimental aspect of the Russet novel today.


Here is the faculty lineup for SCBWI 09 in LA. I can't believe I am on a list with these people.




The German translation of Skin Hunger is out. It's always an astonishing thing, being translated, to know that the story transcends the original language...
The Random House German editor really loved the book--which is so wonderful!! their catalogue

Friday, May 01, 2009

Just back from Wisconsin schools. Thanks, Steven's Point and Tigerton. Dearest teachers and librarians: you were all wonderful, and your schools are full of capable, smart kids who care about their world. I admire teachers so much. And librarians. They keep this place running.

((Maybe we should pay them more?))

I will speak at Wisconsin State reading Association 2010 and hope to see you all then.