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Schenectady Today Interview: Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent

Host Ann Parillo interviews me about my book Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent. Fun time. (By the way, they shoot the show Tuesday mornings at Proctors Theater. My book … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making a Book Safe for Children When the Subject Matter Isn’t

Making a sordid adult tale safe for young readers. You should have seen the looks on my friends’ faces when I told them I’d been hired to write a children’s … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Cover of Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent

Here is the final cover for Judy Garland: Little Woman, Big Talent, a middle-grade biography about the legendary actress and singer. This is a colorized version of a black-and-white publicity … Continue reading

October 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

75th Anniversary of The Wizard of OZ

Today is the 75th anniversary of the release  of the most famous version of The Wizard of Oz — the one starring Judy Garland. Two months from now will see … Continue reading

August 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making the Leap from Picture Book to Middle-Grade Biography

How the Judy Garland biography came to be. Last January, I was hired to write picture book text for three books on Judy Garland. The largest of the three would … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

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