Thursday, January 24, 2013

This is why we need more books featuring people of color.



Uh-oh! by Rachel Isadora (Harcourt, 2008)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Rhombus - Five Years Later

I always call My Life as a Rhombus, "the little book that could." When it was published, I had no idea what to expect. Would people like it? Would I be brave enough to talk about it? Would anyone even notice the book?

I'm happy to say that this is the five-year publication anniversary of the book. And it's still in print (either the third or fourth printing...not sure). Even though I'm older - and more cynical when it comes to the publishing biz - my heart always warms a little when I get a message from a reader about Rhombus. I've gotten the gamut of responses about the book, from people telling me that the book is pro-choice or pro-life or great or horrible...or that they're so glad to read about a character like Rhonda. A character like them. And that really means a lot.

Of course, the royalty checks are nice, too. Every six months, I get to supersize my Wendy's combo meal.

Seriously, for all of you out there that have read Rhombus - or any of my books - thank you. I am honored that you would take the time to read what I have to write.