ZOMBIE BASEBALL BEATDOWN Weird Industrial Meat Contest Winners

September 11, 2013

Well, that was fun. Apparently you really like digging for weird meat products. The results were hilarious and gag inducing. Now, I take my responsibility for selecting the winners seriously, so I’ll walk you through the results, and then announce the winners. First, I’m definitely looking for real meat products– so as much as I […]

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September 6, 2013

This announcement has been a long time coming: two years of focused work on the book, plus a couple years before that of noodling with ideas, trying to find the frame for the story I wanted to write. Today, I’m very happy to announce that THE WATER KNIFE, my next novel for adults, will be […]

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new eyes on old objects

November 21, 2008

Last night as Anjula and Arjun and I were coming home from a school event, Arjun looked up at the sky and said, “Look at all the stars.” The night was absolutely black, no moon, and the sky was full with them, the Milky Way clearly visible. Arjun said, “They’re like snow.” And in that […]

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Prodigies vs. Late Bloomers

October 22, 2008

A great article in the New Yorker called “Late Bloomers” concerning artistic genius. Genius, in the popular conception, is inextricably tied up with precocity—doing something truly creative, we’re inclined to think, requires the freshness and exuberance and energy of youth. Orson Welles made his masterpiece, “Citizen Kane,” at twenty-five. Herman Melville wrote a book a […]

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How to celebrate?

October 19, 2008

Now that I’ve gotten over the killer cold that felled me immediately after I finished work on THE WINDUP GIRL, I’m trying to figure out how I’m supposed to celebrate the fact that, for the first time in a couple years, I don’t have a looming project. I kept telling myself that when I finished […]

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writing music

October 15, 2008

Okay, everyone made fun of me when they heard that I was listening to Nickelback. I make no claims of having good taste. As I was finishing up THE WINDUP GIRL my soundtrack largely consisted of: Sean Paul Avril Lavigne Daddy Yankee Nelly Paul Wall The Blackeyed Peas Fergie David Guetta What do you listen […]

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