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One Way to Land an Interview

My interview on The Historians Every once in awhile something falls into your lap, but if you don’t act on it, it will slip through your legs like a bad-hop … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Schenectady Today Interview: Pete Seeger, The People’s Singer

Host Ann Parillo interviews me about my book “Pete Seeger, The People’s Singer”. Always a great time — and check out all the cool photos of Pete, Woody, Toshi, and… … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Long-Term Value of a Book Fair

Does meeting readers make good financial sense? One of the questions I often hear from authors is, “Should I attend a book fair? They’re charging me $25 for a table … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · Leave a comment


Thank you for visiting, where I’ll keep you updated on my publishing news, events, book releases, and the like. I’ll also offer my thoughts on the publishing industry (particularly … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Book Trailers

Announcing the release of Leaping Lemmings! September 6, 2016!   Just because it looks very cool: Leaping Lemmings! in Mandarin.   Announcing the release of Pete Seeger, The People’s Singer … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Making Sense of Your Book’s Readability Statistics

Is your picture book really written at an 8th-grade level? You’ve just completed your first picture book. Congratulations! Now you run it through the spell-checker to see if it’s a … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mary Dyer’s Impact on the First Amendment

Sunday, May 25th, was the 227th anniversary of the Constitutional Convention. It’s not one of those anniversaries that’s easy to remember, like the 200th (1987), but it’s worth remembering because … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on Rush Limbaugh’s Win as (Gulp!) Children’s Author of the Year

Was children’s literature really damaged? It came as a bit of a shock in the passive, upbeat and immensely caring world of children’s publishing last Wednesday when Rush Limbaugh was … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment