Last summer, I was lucky enough to be visited here in Nashville by Sarah Enni, and to talk with her about the writing life, my life, and a little bit about depression.
If you’re a writer who’s interested in the lives of writers, or if one of your favorite authors is lucky enough to be interviewed, this podcast is for you. Sarah is so kind and thoughtful that talking to her and listening to her is a pleasure.
Here’s a link to my podcast on her tumblr, but you can also
I shared a little bit about my Super!Exciting!Winter! so far over at Storybird, and I wanted to repost it here. Don’t get excited. It’s not that kind of excited. Now excited doesn’t look like a real word anymore.
And if you haven’t checked out the middle grade fantasy I’m serializing at Storybird, please do, and let me know what you think. It’s quite a departure for me, but I’m having a lot of fun!
FROM MY STORYBIRD AUTHOR JOURNAL:
One of my New Year’s resolutions for
Last year I was given the wonderful opportunity to meet and have lunch with one of my literary heroes, Robin LaFevers. She’s full of wisdom and magical stories, and our time together lived up to all my expectations. If you haven’t read her books, do that. ASSASSIN NUNS. ASSASSIN NUNS. Don’t make me say it again.
I was honored when she asked me to guest post for Writer Unboxed while she was on tour. I adore Writer Unboxed, and if you are in the business, you should be reading this
Hello, friends! That hiatus was a bit longer than I expected, but New York was an 24 hour round-trip, and after my adrenaline levels dropped, so did I! I had SO much fun, and did some research at the Met to boot. It was lovely to meet all the other MTLGTM authors, the American and UK editors and staff, and every single reader! A very cool aspect of the trip was seeing bloggers I’ve known since they were teens who are now working in the publishing industry. There’s a LOT to be said f
There will be no craft today, because I am in NEW YORK CITY! I hope to see you at Barnes and Noble in Tribeca at 4:00PM, or at the author signing/reception at McNally Jackson at 7:00PM! More info here on Stephanie Perkins’ Tumblr!
Another entry in the MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME Holiday Craft Extravaganza! Today, I share one of my favorite projects. It’s not original, but it is special.
HOW TO MAKE A SNOWMAN FAMILY ORNAMENT!
1. Acquire volunteers. Listen to volunteers complain about how many pictures you’re taking.
2. Paint volunteer’s fingers with acrylic paint. If your ornament has a large circumference, you might want to paint the whole finger. Also, may I suggest you do this proje
Welcome to another MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME Holiday Craft Extravaganza! Today, we’re learning HOW TO MAKE A GLITTER SNOWFLAKE WREATH!
1. Start by tracing two circles on heavy cardboard or foam core. The outside circle measures 8″, and the inside is 4 1/2″. .
2. After cutting out the ring, give it a light coat of spray paint in a similar (or contrasting – this is your party) color to your snowflakes. SO. MANY. COLOR. CHOICES.
Last January, my husband decided we should sell our house.
I laughed, in an unhinged, hysterical way, especially when I realized he wasn’t lying. I called him a wingnut, an ingrate, and possibly some other things, and then ate a whole box of Chicken in a Biskit crackers. I’d been handed a depression diagnosis the week before. The WEEK before. I wanted to spend the spring resting, trying to heal, Netflx-binging, and building Sims 3 houses so I could light
So … hey there! It’s been … um … seven months? I’ve never had a very good concept of time, but this is ridiculous. Lots of things have happened since then, which I will post about soon!
However, today is the release of MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME: Twelve Holiday Stories!
(The real cover doesn’t do this. Unless maybe you’ve had too much egg nog.)
The Macmillan UK edition! Look at those pink edges!
Last November, I participated
I’ve had this post in my draft folder for like … two months. I kept waiting to bounce back, for the wry, sardonic Myra who could talk/write about depression to show up. If anyone knows where she is, please send her home.
I wrote a post a year ago giving tips on how to avoid the spiral. That post became a source of shame for me. Even as I wrote it, I was still spinning. Isolating myself, forgetting the definition of balance, dodging my accountability partners. I still don’t h