One of the things I do when I am first envisioning a novel is mine for memories. This helps me form a new character and hone in on what I want to say in the book. It helps me figure out the emotional arc…and why the character won’t leave me alone! (that’s me playing Dolly...Read More
Last night, my son, Elliot, voted for the first time. Here is the moment when he realized: I am part of this. He has always been the history buff, the boy who knows all about Presidents. Last night, he became, in his words, an American. (And a fetcher of tissues for both of us.) “America,...Read More
Today, the baby, the presidential scholar, is old enough to vote. This morning, he said, “It will be hard to concentrate when I have this very important responsibility to take care of.” VOTE!!!!!!Read More
(not me…..yet.) I have learned a lot about writing practicing Bikram Yoga. Today, in the middle of my standing straight leg, I felt a spasm in my lower back. No radiating pain. Just a knot. I tried to get back into the posture, but it hurt too much. Later, in the class, I avoided sit...Read More
So grateful that my friends and family on the East Coast are safe and doing well. The images are frightening! Special kudos to the men and women who work for Emergency Services!! NOW I can go back into the cave! Time to get some more DANGEROUS pages done! 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.