Thursday, January 10, 2013

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Interview Time

Look! I got interviewed! Thanks, Amy for asking great questions and for being such a terrific writing partner.
Amy Alexander's blog

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Speak Up!

Most of you in the writer community have heard and read a lot about the recent challenge from a Missouri parent to have Speak, The Twenty Boyfriend Summer and Slaughterhouse Five banned in his local schools.

Hear what Laurie Halse Anderson wrote in response to Speak being challenged and banned. Her poem speaks for itself. Thanks to Stephanie Perkins who posted this today.

Speak Up!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Barbie Madness

I thought that two Barbie blog posts were perhaps two too many, but oh no, they were not.

Mattel was a tad off-track when they created this Barbie Athena doll and clearly went off the rails when they introduced a French designer created Foosball table. One would think someone would have reeled them in. I imagined some bigwig at Mattel board meeting might say "Hey, Barbie division, times are tough. People won't pay thousands of dollars for dismembered dolls playing air hockey, so get back to basics and make some toys that won't give kids nightmares." But they did not. Apparently, the meeting went more like this: "Hey Barbie division, good job! Let's see more disturbing things that won't sell."

And so the Barbie division went out and found another mad scientist...er...French designer...to do their evil bidding.

Here's what Margaux Lang and Mattel thought we'd shell out $800 for. (That's just the bracelet price--hey, Barbie isn't as cheap as she looks.)

A Barbie bracelet. Perfect for the serial killer in your life.

With matching earrings.












At least this time they didn't forget about Ken.















Show someone you care, with a Barbie breast-ring. If they put a pink Susan Koman ribbon on it, I'll scream.











Photos courtesy of Margaux Lang. Barbie is a registered trademark of Mattel, Inc. and is protected by the copyright laws of the United States and elsewhere.