Three years later . . .

originally posted October 21, 2012
May 2021: reformatted; some links adjusted; text revised as noted

It’s difficult to believe that nearly three years have passed since my “landmark” blog post (aka, rant) “Reality Bites,” about having to find employment outside my chosen passion, the editorial services business.  Chief among my explanatory rants  … continue reading

Reality bites!

originally posted December 25, 2009
May 2021: reformatted; no text revisions to date

It’s an international phenomenon that I’ve done my best to ignore—for a couple of years. But, I am finally forced to face reality: The world of professional editing is in a state of transition. And, I can easily identify three causes for  … continue reading

Is Octavian Nothing evidence of a new age in YA lit?

originally posted March 9, 2007
May 2021: reformatted; some links adjusted; some text adjusted and revised; update added

M. T. Anderson’s The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume One: The Pox Party, which won the 2006 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature (presented by the National Book Foundation) last  … continue reading

Audio from National Book Awards ceremony

originally posted February 28, 2007
May 2021: reformatted; all links adjusted; text revised to reflect changes in names and websites

Several recordings from the November 2006 National Book Awards sessions in New York City are now available online.  Among the podcast recordings are five sets of nominated authors reading from their nominated works and the  … continue reading