Hi all -
I haven’t taken a break in… A WHILE, and I have lots of stuff planned over the next few weeks, including a stint at the LA SCBWI Summer Conference! Come say hi if you will be theeeeeere.
All this to say that this blog will be taking a little nap for a bit. Not too long. I’ll probably post sporadically over the next few weeks. Then I’ll be back!
The older I got, the more often I met girls who were living the stories I wanted, the stories that taught me how to make my own life in their image: girls who hopped trains, hitchhiked alone across continents, vagabonded through other countries, bicycled solo for thousands of miles, wandered without company through wildernesses. But for the most part, those girls’ stories—our stories—are left off the printed page. We get dragons, sure; we can be sorceresses and princesses, witches and swordswomen, assassins and vampires and robber brides and queens. Sometimes we even get to be monsters. But a girl whose heart’s too big for her body, a girl whose whole self says go out the door and keep going—that girl’s still got to write her own book.
So I did.