I just added two things to my Talking Books website: a link to my Manifesto on good books written late last year, and the Query Letter from Hell, written in jest by my friend Katy, which I've now annotated to explain all the things in it that annoy me. And there are a lot of them.

We also recently added an excerpt from The Book of Everything to the Arthur A. Levine Books website. This is the book I rave about in my SCBWI interview, where nine-year-old Thomas talks to Jesus, faces down his abusive father, and learns how to be happy; it is extraordinary and heartrending and astonishing and deeply joyous, and it will be published this coming April.