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The Horn Book is doing a very cool and generous thing during this crisis – allowing anyone to read the full magazine online for free. And it just so happens that I have a comic in the new May/June edition! It’s a special “Breaking the Rules” edition, and they invited a bunch of writers to […]
Here’s a first: a Walking and Talking comic with social distancing. Usually I interview fellow writers in person wherever we happen to meet, and I use that location for the comic. This time, Candace Fleming is in Chicago, and I’m home in upstate New York. A sign of the strange and scary times, I guess, […]
Very excited to share the continuing adventures of Nonfiction Man and his daughter, Anna. We write these comics together, and take turns drawing every other panel. This is my idea of homeschool – writing, history, art, a bit of technology… and, hopefully, a few laughs. See what you think!
Recently, over a few early morning breakfasts, my middle-school daughter Anna and I started batting around the idea of a nerdy writer of nonfiction books (not that we know anyone like that) who decides to become a superhero and spread his love of true stories. The concept was not fully formed, and still isn’t, but […]
Recently (when there was still two feet of snow on the ground) I got the chance to visit M.T. Anderson in Vermont and interview him about being chosen for ALA’s Margaret A. Edwards Award. Of course, it just had to be a comic! Thanks to School Library Journal for posting this one.
The most popular book with my kids so far this year is Jerry Craft’s new graphic novel The New Kid. I’m a very big fan too, and it’s great to see the book getting so much well-deserved attention. Jerry came to my local bookstore, Northshire in Saratoga Springs, and I grabbed the opportunity to interview […]
How is writing a new novel like giving orders, like crossing a desert, like riding a sine wave? Kenneth Oppel explains in this new Walking and Talking comic…
Here’s a new Walking and Talking comic, with the amazing and hilarious Cece Bell! We ran into each other at a conference in Frostburg, Maryland, so of course I asked if she’d be willing to star in an episode of my comic. I got to ask lots of questions I’ve been wondering about, including this […]
I love when authors are open about the low points of the process, and there are always low points – even with books that wind up winning Newbery Medals. In this new Walking and Talking comic, Katherine Applegate makes an amazing confession about the creation of The One and Only Ivan. We also talk ideas, […]
A few weeks ago, right after it snowed, I met up with Joseph Bruchac at Ndakkina Education Center, land that has been in Joe’s family for generations. It’s amazing place – my kids go to a great summer camp there – and perfect for a winter walk. In this Walking and Talking comic, Joe talks […]