It’s hard not to be affected by all the bad news in the world. The last few days, I’ve found it hard to sleep and concentrate. Terrorism. Guns. Political rhetoric. The news is filled with sad stories. There is less daylight. Almost everyone I know has a cold. A few things have helped. My class,...Read More
So, one of the funny things about having a blog and newsletter is being able to go back and see how I did. For the record, these were my goals for 2014: Maintain balance. Some writing. Some fun. Some teaching. Some learning. Some salad. Some chocolate. Get that new idea on the page. I have two discovery...Read More
Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. -Goran Perrson Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. -Abraham Lincoln Happy Happy!!!!! It’s that time of year! This week, many of...Read More
This time last year, I wrote some pretty specific goals. We had just moved to Evanston, Illinois, and I was full of energy and optimism. I also knew this year would offer a lot of change and personal challenges. Reflecting on those goals, YES. In terms of writing, this has been an excellent year....Read More
The other day, my son, the baby, the newest college boy, invited me to spend the afternoon at the art museum. He wanted to see the “Art and Appetite” exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago. (It’s wonderful.) After we enjoyed the galleries, we decided to get a snack. Two men with paper cups sat...Read More
Sarah Aronson holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of one picture book, The Princess and the Pea: A Very Short Pop-Up, and three novels: Head Case, Beyond Lucky, Believe, and The Wish List.