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
In honor of Sandy, today’s writing prompt is all about the weather. Does your character have a safe place in your novel? If so, go there. And then, change the weather. Let the elements add some tension and urgency! What happens next?Read More
When I draft, I cook. A LOT! (not just to procrastinate! It actually helps me write!) These tomatoes are slow roasted with garlic, pepper, kosher salt, and good olive oil. They freeze well, too, if you are like me and miss tomatoes in the winter!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.