podcastery

I’m on this week’s episode of Unorthodox, our nation’s #1 Jewish podcast. It’s my…fourth? I think? appearance to talk about Yom Kippur, apologies, forgiveness, and vile celebrities. You can listen on Apple podcasts or at Tablet.  Shana tovah and a sweet 5782 to all who celebrate.  Please enjoy this photo I took of a bee.

Gimme a job and you’ll instantly get me invoooooooooolved

A Chorus Line reference! Because I am a big ol’ theater nerd! Sorry not sorry.  So I’m looking for work, freelance or full-time. My book with Susan McCarthy, SORRY SORRY SORRY: THE CASE FOR GOOD APOLOGIES, will be out next year (it’s based on our apology-analysis web site, SorryWatch) and I’m working on other stuff,… Continue reading Gimme a job and you’ll instantly get me invoooooooooolved

the best LGBTQ children’s and young adult books IMHO

Happy Pride! I think I last did a booklist about this topic in 2016. Here are the books I’d add to it today: Board Books Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer Baby’s First Words/Mis Primeras Palabras by Stella Blackstone and Sunny Scribens Picture Books  Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love  This Day in… Continue reading the best LGBTQ children’s and young adult books IMHO

hellooooooooo!

Susan and I handed in our book about apologies! It will not be called SORRY SORRY SORRY and it will not be published in 2021! Look for it in Fall 2022, probably! We have no idea what the title will be, either! (Publisher is no longer into SORRY SORRY SORRY.) We will keep you posted! … Continue reading hellooooooooo!

Holocaust kidlit and current politics (and a podcast)

For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I wrote for Tablet about the best children’s Holocaust books of 2020. No Anne Frank bios; no picture books. FOR REASONS.  This was my last piece for Tablet. I quit, after over a decade. I’m sad and still having dreams about it, which I realize is a bit pathetic. But… Continue reading Holocaust kidlit and current politics (and a podcast)

hanukkah alert: best jewish children’s books of 2020

To be fair, these are the best books to give as gifts. All are delightful, none are too edumacational. In the last few years, I’ve published a whole separate list of best Holocaust books for children and teens (welcome to writing for the Jews) because I want to give a shout out to all the wonderful… Continue reading hanukkah alert: best jewish children’s books of 2020

The Quarantine Cat Report

The last time I posted, Vinnie had just gotten stuck between the screen door and the glass door, with the cat door RIGHT NEXT TO HIM. A month later, this sweet moron is still struggling with the notion of the cat door. Here is my daughter offering him moral support.  please enjoy my daughter cheerleading… Continue reading The Quarantine Cat Report