Imagination doesn't just mean making things up. It means thinking things through, solving [problems] or hoping to do so, and being just distant enough to be able to laugh at things that are normally painful. [Some people] would call this escapism, but they would be be entirely wrong. I would call fantasy the most serious, and the most useful branch of writing there is.
--Diana Wynne Jones

Friday, June 25, 2010

Book Winner for June

Oops! I forgot about my own blog contest, which ended two days ago. Sad. Luckily I remembered today and pulled a name out of the hat.

Winner of the book-drawing for June: Hoontah. Congratulations, Kristi! Send me your address and I'll send you a book. You know my email. :)

Happy reading!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Last Day for Free Book

Just a reminder: tomorrow is the last day you can enter drawing for a free copy of Sid Fleischman's out-of-print marvelous little book, Jingo Django. Go here for contest rules and for more on why you don't want to miss this little-known book. 

Also, Maria, you won a book a couple of months ago. Contact me at and let me know your address, if you still want it.

Playing High and Dry with Sourdough

Lately I've been playing with dough. It's become a sort of a compulsion. Maybe because I'm tired of driving all the way to som...