Monthly Archives: April 2021

New Book Announcement! Ethel Rosenberg: A Life in Poems by Barbara Krasner

This appeared yesterday in Publishers Marketplace: April 29, 2021 – ETHEL ROSENBERG, by Barbara Krasner Children’s: Young Adult Fiction Barbara Krasner’s ETHEL ROSENBERG: A LIFE IN POEMS, highlighting the life of Ethel Rosenberg, to Carolyn Yoder at Calkins Creek, for publication in fall 2022, … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | April 28, 2021

Three quick things this week: I have signed the contract for my bio in verse and have completed the revisions. As soon as I’m able, I’ll announce the work. Meanwhile, I’ve joined a novel-writing Amherst Writers & Artists group for … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Singer and the Scientist by Lisa Rose

Rose, Lisa. The Singer and the Scientist. Illustr. Isabel Muñoz. Kar-Ben, April 2021, 32 pp. The Whole Megillah (TWM): I’m going to start with a set of bundled questions: How did you find this story about Marian’s performance at McCarter … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 17

I didn’t really generate any new work last week. I started to write about the bedroom my twin sister and I shared in our childhood home, but it wasn’t very interesting. It hasn’t so far sparked any revelations, and that’s … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | April 21, 2021

Three quick things this week: I am still slogging through revisions of my bio in verse to meet my editor’s date. I have a bunch of new poems to write and hope I can find some poetic form to serve … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 16

The next few weeks are going to be tough with revisions to two novel-in-verse manuscripts and wrapping up the spring semester. But I have some dedicated writing time allocated and hope to keep generating new material. I have done some … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | April 14, 2021

Three quick things this week: Because I’m revising verse and because it’s National Poetry Month, I’ve ordered two books each from CavanKerry Press and Dos Madres Press for inspiration.  Blog interviews are beginning to emerge about my middle-grade novel in … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 15

In the past week, I’ve revised a non-snapshot essay about a friend who died, trying to understand our relationship, and how perhaps her sometimes erratic behavior was driven by her illness that she didn’t talk about, at least not to … Continue reading

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Mid-Week Field Notes | April 7, 2021

Three quick things this week: For the next few weeks I will be deep in revision on various projects, especially my bio in verse. I’m reading other novels in verse and just good poetry to keep me inspired. Any suggestions? … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 14

I think the trick to fueling these snapshots, at least for me, is research. I wanted to revise my piece on the basement of my childhood home. Rumor had it that the basement had been a speakeasy. Using Ancestry, I … Continue reading

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