February 13th, 2007

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Cynsations Displaced

In a dark cyber-twist on things, KidLit champion Cynthia Leitich Smith has been blocked out of blogger right before the debut of her new novel Tantalize hits the shelves. Is that a bum rap, or what? 

For those of you who like to keep up on all her news, views and interviews, she's currently "guest blogging" at Greg Leitich Smith's site  http://www.greglsblog.blogspot.com/

which is syndicated for Live Journal at


Today, there's a good interview up with Marian Hale, author of the new Dark Water Rising (Henry Holt, 2006). 
I like what she says about the importance of loving what you do, even the revision parts:

"Look at each revision as another chance to bring more clarity, to make some part of your story touch your reader more deeply and hopefully linger long after your book is back on the shelf."

Makes it all seem like less of a slog when you put it that way, doesn't it?