Notes to Boys: Review Haiku

Cringeworthy declarations
of endless love -- too much
of a muchness.

Notes to Boys: And Other Things I Shouldn't Share in Public by Pamela Ribon. Rare Bird Books, 2014, 264 pages.



I'm heading to New York for BEA, for two+ days of collective swearing about the Javits Center. See you there?


Memorial Day

If you need me, I'll be watching my Cub Scout march in his first Memorial Day Parade. Also, weeping.


Dangerous: Review Haiku

Starts fast, finishes fast,
relentless in between.
Fasten your seat belts.

Dangerous by Shannon Hale. Bloomsbury, 2014, 416 pages.


The Life of Ty: Review Haiku

Hard-luck kid tries to
do the right thing. It doesn't
quite work out that way.

The Life of Ty: Penguin Problems by Lauren Myracle. Dutton, 2013, 128 pages.


The Misadventures of Salem Hyde: Review Haiku

A good choice if your
graphic-novel reader likes
broomsticks, not cupcakes.

The Misadventures of Salem Hyde (Book One): Spelling Trouble by Frank Cammuso. Amulet, 2013, 96 pages.


Portland, I am in you.

I'll be presenting and critiquing at SCBWI-Oregon this weekend (in between sneaking out to visit Powell's and eat at the Kennedy School). Come find me!


Ava and Pip: Review Haiku

Sisters, sisters, there
were never more dev -- Huh.
(Which is a palindrome.)

Ava and Pip by Carol Weston. Sourcebooks, 2014, 224 pages.


All Joy and No Fun: Review Haiku

Post-Mother's Day, a
treatise on why we're all
making ourselves crazy.

All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood by Jennifer Senior. Ecco, 2014, 320 pages.


I'm only doing this because there's a bear behind me.

Today and tomorrow, I'm doing this. Again. For the last time, AS GOD IS MY WITNESS.



A Prayer Journal: Review Haiku

Remarkable insight
into the spiritual mind
of a genius.

A Prayer Journal by Flannery O'Connor. FSG, 2013, 112 pages.


My Dirty Dumb Eyes: Review Haiku

Wry, weird, and funny
hallucinogenic musings
on dogs, chefs, sex.

My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt. Drawn & Quarterly, 2013, 120 pages.


SCBWI New England -- find me if you can!

I'll be doing a slew of critiques, participating in an agent panel, and wandering around at the SCBWI New England conference this weekend. Come find me!