On my very last day in LA, Cecil & I drove to Pasadena for the launch of Lisa Yee’s Absolutely Maybe. I was excited because I’d been hearing pretty consistently all over the internet how awesome Lisa is, and also because I’d actually read the book, which is a more rare experience than [...]Continue Reading →
The neighborhood in LA that Cecil calls “home” has another name, and that name is Silverlake.
Normally when I’m in a new city, I like to find out how it works at an infrastructural level– subways, traffic, sanitation– and how these details impact or reflect back on the people who live there.
I’ve already discussed [...]Continue Reading →
Part of my research for my upcoming novel, Rhythm & Blues (Doubleday, 2010) involved subscribing to RSS feeds from celebrity “news and gossip” sites (or gossip and gossip if you prefer). So I’m almost too familiar with the narrow view of LA you can glimpse past the preening and puking stars that populate celebrity news [...]Continue Reading →
Good morning! Today we continue our blog back in time to the distant era of March, and the mythical land of Los Angeles.
I was in LA primarily to hang out with my friend, YA author Cecil Castellucci, invade her apartment, and make it impossible for her to get any serious work done. I’m [...]Continue Reading →
Cecil Castellucci & Holly Black are having an icon/avatar design contest for their upcoming anthology, Geektastic, which comes out in August. There are a couple of categories, and if your design gets picked, you win an ARC. I’ve read Geektastic, and trust me, you want it. Harmony Book Reviews [...]Continue Reading →