• This month's SCBWI-Tokyo newsletter (PDF) carries a very nice interview with me all about Moribito, The Snow Day (both books translated from Japanese), and acquiring and editing translations. Thanks to Sako Ikegami for the thoughtful interview questions and putting it all together!
  • More international SCBWI news: I'll be appearing at SCBWI-Paris on Saturday, May 2, to give a craft talk (not sure on what subject yet). This will be near the conclusion of a Barcelona + Paris jaunt my sister and I have been planning for months now; if you know of any off-the-beaten-path places in or near those cities that we should especially check out, do say the word.
  • I was fascinated by this personality test on Joe Posnanski's blog -- I said "square," and goodness, was that right. (Plus it's nice to have something else in common with Daniel Craig.)
  • The radio silence for the last week will probably be the norm here for the next couple of months as I burrow on through all I have to do. Thanks for your patience and sticking around.