That’s a joke, because this hasn’t been the most relaxing summer for me. Actually, between work and other work, it sometimes feels more like this. So anyway, did you know that Netflix Instant has 195 episodes of “Supernatural”? Which doesn’t even include the to-be-added season 10? And that a season freaking 11 will air in … More How I Spent My Summer Vacation
When it comes to revising my fiction, a secret side of me sometimes comes out — the scalpel-happy cosmetic surgeon. Most of my revisions have been mere touch-ups, but several have been, to put it bluntly, extreme makeovers. Where one writer might trunk a book, I will go all Dr. Frankenstein on that poor manuscript. … More Revision: The Joy of the Extreme Makeover
One April day in 2013, I got a creepy idea that would not let me go. I sat down and started writing in the voice of a girl who visits the mind of a serial killer every night in her dreams. Only she knows what he’s done; only she can catch him. And that might … More The Big Announcement: How Creeping Myself Out Led to a Deal for My Debut Novel
My lovely sister, Eva Sollberger, makes a video series called “Stuck in Vermont.” It’s a weekly look at something cool our state has to offer, and it appears on the Seven Days website and the local CBS affiliate. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, Eva and her buff filmmaker friend, Michael (yes, film geeks can be … More You Know You Missed the Summer When…
My two lives — as a YA writer and a movie critic — collide when I watch movies based on popular YA novels. And that happens more and more often these days. I like having the extra insight that comes from having read the book — especially when the adaptation is a good one, like … More YA Books on Screen: How I Live Now
If you know me, you know I work late on Mondays, sometimes really late. And if you know me, you know I love “Breaking Bad.” Those two unchangeable facts of my life collided this past Monday when I missed my chance to watch my favoritest show of the past decade win a whole slew of … More Yay, Breaking Bad! Yay, science!
Tuesday is the day I write a movie review for the newspaper where I work, along with blurbs for this weekend’s new releases. Come the weekend, I’ll have to see one of these movies, so it’s always a mildly exciting time for me (yes, really. I still have hope for new movies). To be honest, … More New Movie Tuesday: Double Your Fun