Posts Tagged ‘Toto’s Tale’

Writing with a partner

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

In honor of the release of Toto’s Tale, I thought I would write something about my experience working with a partner. I’m hardly an expert on the subject. Toto’s Tale is my first partner project since I was assigned to write a paragraph with the long-haired boy in my creative writing class in 1983.

Even today, I still remember how we fussed over that paragraph, and kept discussing and refining our words until we had it just right. The finished product was much stronger than anything either of us would have written on our own. But working closely with a partner on a paragraph is one thing-–working together on an entire novel is something else.

Jumping rope and signing books

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Not at the same time.

Meg’s hobby, sport, passion and biggest pastime these days is jump rope. When members of her precision jump rope team, the Kangaroo Kids learned that we’d written a book together, they invited us to hold a book signing during the group’s annual Holiday Hop. I’d really like for people to come out to the event this Saturday from 12-4 p.m. at the Glenwood Community Center in Cooksville, Maryland. But I don’t care if anyone buys our book. I want people to come see what these kids can do with a jump rope. (more…)