bring me a book

Today I got a phone call from Sadaka (the middle Invisible Girl), who told me she had taken her teacher’s cell phone and hid in the janitor’s closet of her school so she could call me. First, she got business out of the way.  “My birthday’s coming up,” she said.  “Can you please bring me […]



I got to fly home to Illinois last weekend.  One of my favorite parts of the trip was getting to spend time with my little niece, who’s 3 years old.  It was interesting and entertaining to see the world through her eyes. As we were driving down the highway, she noticed lots of wind turbines […]

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One of the things I appreciate most about my publisher Jericho Books (an imprint of Hachette Book Group), is that they included me in a lot of the book-making process, which was much more arduous than I’d expected.   Designing the actual physical book made the writing of the manuscript seem like the easy part. The […]



“Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.” Ben Okri *** You know how when you graduate from high school, a million people ask you what you’re going to do with your life next? When I was 18 and people asked me that question, I told them I was going to be a […]