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Thanks to Bonnie Brunish for an inspiring and fruitful three hours of book talk today. Plot and POV and much, much more. A collaboration is in the works!
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And tomorrow morning I'll enter all the stuff we brainstormed into Scrivener and print out sets of the index cards for both of us.
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Rights to my YA adaptation of Howard Zinn's "People's History" have just sold in Azerbaijan. I hope they send me a copy of the Azeri version. (I think this is my first sale in Azerbaijan . . . .)
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LJ friends: I have deleted my LJ account, to which I had been crossposting from my blog. Old posts kept popping up as new on LJ, causing confusion and defying all efforts to stop it from happening. Many of you link to your blog posts here, as I do, so I hope I'll continue to follow you that way.
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Bonnie, Can you email me the link? It didn't show up here. I did go to your website and looked at the artwork. I don't think I ever saw the piece "Focus" before--it's fantastic.
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If you emailed me recently: I have not been able to send outgoing email since sometime Thursday afternoon. (I can receive.) My IPS's servers are messed up. I am currently making a change and hope to reply to emails sometime later today. Sorry.
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Nice review of Jeff VanderMeer's new novel by Laura Miller. Glad she mentioned J.G. Ballard; reading Annihilation, which I liked a lot, reminded me of nothing so much as the hallucinatory experience of reading his early works: The Drowned World, The Crystal World, Vermilion Sands.
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Looking forward to giving a presentation, learning from other writers, and networking at the NIWA Symposium in Forest Grove on Feb. 1-2.
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Here's a link to an interview I did with Writer's Voice; it's available as a podcast and on a number of radio stations, listed on this site.
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Send me your address privately, and I'll send her a copy of the YA adaptation I did of Ronald Takaki's A Different Mirror. It covers similar ground but focuses on ethnic experiences.
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I call bullshit.
As The Fault in Our Stars barrels into theaters this weekend virtually guaranteed to become a blockbuster, it can be hard to remember that once upon a time, an adult might have felt embarrassed to be caught reading the novel that inspired it. Not because it is bad—it isn’t—but because...
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Beast interview with Jared Diamond about my YA adaptation. I am mentioned, which is very nice.
The author of ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel’ is out with an adaptation for young people of ‘The Third Chimpanzee.’ He also has some strong words for his critics.
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Another book for me to pile up in Veronica's stack for when she grows into them.  I'd better get another bookshelf!  ;-p
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Just learned I was mentioned this morning on NPR's "On Point," in an interview with Jared Diamond. My YA adaptation of his book The Third Chimpanzee is out now.
"Guns, Germs and Steel" author Jared Diamond on how a rising generation may handle a world of environmental challenge.
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"Meet the Beetles"--a subhead I just used in a kids' book I'm writing about beetles. Think 6th-graders will get it?
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Good observations, thank them for me. At least it still works as a subhead without the double meaning. I still have my ancient vinyl copy of the "Meet the Beatles" album somewhere. It might have been the first album I owned.
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Went to the movies this afternoon.
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Never thought I'd see a sentence about a hot dwarf and crushing.  Definitely a first!  ;-p  Jackson's taking some liberties with Tolkien.  Don't know as much about his history as I do his colleague C.S. Lewis (still not encyclopedic by any stretch of the imagination), so I'm left to wonder if Tolkien would mind Jackson's liberties?  Thoughts?  I'm a huge fan of Ian McKellen, but not so confused as to crush on him (reminds me and makes me giggle about a college crush who told me quite plainly, "You're barking up the wrong tree, honey"--my first of many crushes on a gay man; but he did end up being a great friend).  Although, who can help but crush on Matt Bomer--perhaps it's not that Ian is gay but that he's out of my age range? I ramble, because now I realize how I crush on Patrick Stewart and he's much older than me as well.  Perhaps it's all that hair?  Hahaha!!!  Anyway, my real crush in this movie would have to be Benedict Cumberbatch, but you don't get to see him and he plays an evil sumbitch, soooo....  (Figuring out that I have the hots for English men.)

Just realized now after I asked--and you answered--what you thought of it, that the original post was a link to what you thought of it.  Hehehe...
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Author of many nonfiction books and a few romance novels, Rebecca is a longtime reader and sometime teacher of speculative fiction who is now writing the stuff. She lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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