Posts By: Lia

New York, New York

By Posted in - Randomness on February 4th, 2010 13 Comments

How is it possible to love a city as much as I love New York? It’s not even my home town. I only lived there for a few years, twenty years ago, yet …

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Wonders Will Never Cease…

By Posted in - Randomness on December 1st, 2009 6 Comments

As another mad National Novel Writing Month challenge comes to a close I’m particularly grateful to have any words on the page at all, never mind over 50,000 of them. Quite what possessed …

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Interview: Agent Donald Maass

By Posted in - Randomness on November 23rd, 2009 0 Comments

Don Maass

I was delighted when Donald Maass, NY agent and president of the Donald Maass Literary Agency stopped by my chat room recently to answer a few questions for some of his recent …

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DON’T PULL YOUR PUNCHES

By Posted in - On Writing on September 4th, 2009 9 Comments

By pulling our punches as writers for fear of upsetting a censorious minority we are crippling one of teenagers’ most powerful conduits to growth. Don’t do it. Ignore the naysayers. Laugh at those who don’t …

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Crazy Cool Pitch Update

By Posted in - Randomness on July 15th, 2009 14 Comments


I just got an e-mail update from Laura saying the edited pitch I’ve posted here is “excellent – very nicely compressed and made more urgent.” So there you have it, straight from the …

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The Journey Begins…

By Posted in - Randomness on February 28th, 2009 2 Comments

You have to be mad to want to write a children’s book. Absolutely certifiable. It’s so much harder than it looks! But now that I’ve talked about it, and signed a contract with agent …

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