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Hi all, I was on Twitter today and saw a tweet by an author I love, John Corey Whaley. His upcoming book Noggin officially has my vote for best title ever. I don’t even know why. Noggin. I say it…

I Got My Pet Sematary Mittens! At Last!

Hi all, if you were following me back in July, you remember my plaintive cry for scratch-proof airplane mittens. My Tourette’s had gotten a bit unruly on an airplane and left my exquisite visage hideously marred. Nations wept. Gone were…

Hey all, I saw that Gillian Anderson–she’s done a ton of work but everyone I know just calls her Scully–is going to be authoring a series of sci-fi novels. Or at least, co-authoring. I love what I’ve seen of The…

Hi all, a few of you lovely souls have been asking how I am. Specifically, how the Tourette’s has been. In a word, BLAH. It currently makes it hard to type, read, or do much that I want to do….

Hi all, if you’ve followed me for a while, you’ve probably heard me talk about how I do most of my strength training alone in my back yard. I fell out of love with gym culture a few years back….

Hi gang, per the usual, I overestimated my ability to do a lot of things very quickly. However, even thought I got behind, I believe I’ve written and mailed all of the letters. If New Years comes and your child…

Hi all, I recently wrote a holiday blog for Bookreporter.com. The assignment was to write about a memorable holiday experience either giving or receiving books. My piece about me and Dorothy Parker was published today. Click that link and lose…

Hi all, Today is the launch of Penguin Random House’s Holiday Haiku campaign. If you tweet a short haiku on Twitter and use the hashtag #HolidayHaiku, PRH will donate one dollar (up to $2000)  to City Harvest, an organization dedicated…

Hi all, if you requested a letter for your TS child, they should all be mailed by Friday afternoon. If you still want one, please send me an email by clicking on Then email me a mailing address, the child’s…