March 2009

Fire!

Deborah Bouziden: Back in 2000/2001, you wrote a series of books with the Chicago Fire as a backdrop. Now in “Just Breathe,” Will is a fireman who is interested in

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humor in books

Deborah Bouziden and I have been talking all month! She asks the best questions: DB: You have such a unique sense of humor and that comes through in your books.

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learning from myself

So I’m struggling through the story synopsis on the next book, know up until now as “Lakeshore #7.” I have a title I love–The Summer Hideaway–and a fascinating cast of

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the crazy quilt method

So in our interview, Deborah Bouziden asked a key question. My answer is short, because it’s not going to work for every writer. DB: When creating your characters, how do

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series or single title?

From the Deborah Bouziden interview: How is writing a series different from writing a single title? Which do you prefer and why? SW: I love both, and continue to do

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The book brahmin has spoken.

I’ve always wanted to be some kind of Brahmin except maybe not the bovine kind. Remember all those novels about “Boston Brahmins?” Did they just feel special? Anyway, head on

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a bunny-eat-bunny world

Another Q from Deborah: Back in ’89, you wrote a picture book, The Canary Who Sailed with Columbus. How did that book come about? Have you considered writing more children’s

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things i'm excited about

The RWA Awards! Publishing industry awards from an industry giant. I’m excited because I know all these people and they are SO deserving. Sherry Lewis served as president of the

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writing from life

From the Deborah Bouziden interview: DB: In October, there was an incident involving a pair of hiking shoes. Writers know that everything that happens to them is fodder for the

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audio book giveaway winners

Thanks to all who took part in the Fireside audio giveaway! Here’s how the winners were chosen–with the super-duper Random Integer Generator. This will satisfy anyone’s inner geek. Interested geeks

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