Self-Deprecating Sunday (26)

I haven’t self-deprecated in a while. And with school starting, I thought I’d treat my people to a few more school photos! For those of you who may be new to Self-Deprecating Sunday, here’s the story: It’s pretty hilarious, and sometimes touching, to look back on the “flair” we writers for teens gave our ownContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (26)”

Safety, Safety, Safety

I was writing last night and I had about three new pages of material when the power went out. Of course I hadn’t saved it. So I had that going for me. That’s when the cop strolled up the driveway. “Your security alarm was going off.” “Oh, I didn’t think it was activated.” “It is.”Continue reading “Safety, Safety, Safety”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (23)

In which the YA author showcases her teenage years in all their awkward glory. This one is for all those Disney fans out there. I’ve talked about the weird obsession I had in high school (and into college) with all things Disney here on Self-Deprecating Sunday: my trying to make “The Happiest Place On Earth”Continue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (23)”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (22)

In which the YA author showcases the great and awkward of the teenage years. Today I give you a photo that isn’t as self-deprecating as usual (more great than awkward), but one that is close to my heart for the date in which it represents. Never mind that I’m wearing oddly-patterned stirrup pants. (Luckily IContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (22)”

Writing Cover Letters

Trying to get a job kinda feel like this. I actually don’t mind the process so much. Mostly, I like myself and think I’m a good worker. I like people. And talking. But I haven’t done phone interviews in a while, so I forgot about the  canned questions like, what are you good at andContinue reading “Writing Cover Letters”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (21) Christy Raedeke

Sometimes you get to know someone because their blog makes for excellent reading. That’s how I got to know Christy. Juvenescence is a great author blog. Before I even knew what her book, The Prophecy of Days, was about, I was like, I’m definitely reading that book. THEN one of my friends goes, “Did youContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (21) Christy Raedeke”

Something to Do with Garden Gnomes

I’m not sure if “Bagni” is a village or a bathhouse or what, but I think it looks like a fun place to go. Garden gnomes are one of the oddities in life I love. What are they doing in gardens? It’s like pairing combat boots with a wedding gown. Even before I saw Amalie,Continue reading “Something to Do with Garden Gnomes”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (20) Mindi Scott

Which treats of YA authors sharing the great and awkward of their teenage years. Today, I’m honored to have a guest post by the sweet Mindi Scott, debut author of FREFALL, available October 5, 2010 from Simon Pulse. Visit her blog or website to learn more  about Mindi and her book. I immediately added FREEFALLContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (20) Mindi Scott”

Self-Deprecating Sunday (19)

Which delights in YA authors sharing the great and awkward of being a teenager. Today I give you myself and my sister on Easter, circa 1992-ish. Nothing in the Nineties said “Easter” like perms and white panty hose.  Oh, wait! Yes, there is one more thing: shoulder pads! I think this was the first yearContinue reading “Self-Deprecating Sunday (19)”