Dear Sugar Revealed and How I Guessed Who She Was

As so many of you know by now (maybe in part because I’ve been feverishly tweeting about it), the writer of the brilliant, beautiful, wise, and often gut-wrenching anonymous column “Dear Sugar” on the Rumpus was revealed at her coming-out party in San Francisco last night. I wish I’d been there to cheer her on. … Continue reading Dear Sugar Revealed and How I Guessed Who She Was

Turning Points: My Eighth Anniversary of Not Being Stupid by Jennifer Echols

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Jennifer Echols reveals how she went through her turning point on February 14, eight years ago... … Continue reading Turning Points: My Eighth Anniversary of Not Being Stupid by Jennifer Echols

Writer-to-Writer Interview + Book Giveaway: Nina LaCour and THE DISENCHANTMENTS

This new Writer-to-Writer Interview with Nina LaCour touches on novel inspirations, writing boy narrators, tackling second novels, and so much more about her beautiful new YA novel, The Disenchantments (Dutton, 2/16/12).  I can’t tell you enough how much I admire the author I’m interviewing today. I first discovered Nina LaCour's debut novel, the stunning Hold Still, soon … Continue reading Writer-to-Writer Interview + Book Giveaway: Nina LaCour and THE DISENCHANTMENTS

Turning Points: Guest Post by Léna Roy (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Léna Roy honors the 50th Anniversary of her grandmother Madeleine L’Engle's A Wrinkle in Time by revealing … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by Léna Roy (+Giveaway)

Turning Points: Guest Post by Sarah Darer Littman (+Giveaway)

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? I’m honored and excited to host their stories. Read on as Sarah Darer Littman reveals how she had to "turn off the noise" in order to find … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by Sarah Darer Littman (+Giveaway)

Turning Points: Guest Post by Courtney Summers (+Giveaway)

This post is part of the Turning Points series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? I'm honored and excited to host their stories. If you've read this week's posts, you've seen how a certain book—Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers—served as the turning … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by Courtney Summers (+Giveaway)