I find it hard to hold on. Some people can’t let go, but I can’t seem to hold on.
Author Archive | JJ
May 1st means that I have about 6 weeks left in New York City. Put that way, it doesn’t seem like nearly enough time. Enough time to wrap everything up on my end, enough time to pack, enough time to say goodbye to New York.
I spent the past couple of days in North Carolina looking at houses with Bear (and we’ve bought one, huzzah!). Down south, all the trees were already in bloom, but NYC is still a little behind the times in terms of spring. Nevertheless, the peach tree outside my fire escape is optimistic. Look! A bud is about to bloom!
In which I have some news: I am leaving New York City and am relocating to North Carolina. The short of it: Bear got Matched for his urology residency at Wake Forest. The long of it…
The buds on the peach tree (formerly The Tree of Indeterminate Stone Fruit) outside my fire escape are trying so hard to bloom. I feel ya, Peach Tree. I feel ya. It’s hard to remember spring is coming when it’s 35 degrees.
Holy moly, it has been…a shamefully long time since I’ve last updated my blog. There are several reasons for this, not the least of which has been how busy I’ve been this past year. Still, I would be remiss in my duties if I didn’t include at least one “best of” list. Most of my reading was for work, but I managed to squeeze in a few for pleasure. Not many, but a few.
September 4, 2012
Children’s: Young Adult
Adi Rule’s debut, SING, about a young soprano who enrolls in a remote music academy where nothing and no one, not even her mysterious young vocal coach, are as they seem; and a second novel, REDWING, a dark modern fairy tale, to Sarah Jae-Jones at St. Martin’s, in a two-book deal, by Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency (world).
So…yeah. I bought my first two books. :) I AM SO EXCITE, PEOPLE.
- SARAH LAPOLLA: What are you watching?
- JJ: A documentary about the history of the English language.
- SARAH: …of course you are.
What? This is what I like to watch as entertainment.
I’ve written another post at Pub(lishing) Crawl about writing diverse characters in fiction, and touch a little bit on cultural appropriation. Stop by and comment!
Listening to the audiobooks of the Alanna novels by Tamora Pierce is very inspiring at the gym.