Amanda West Lewis–What Was on Her . . .
Guest Edition

Amanda West Lewis–What Was on Her . . .

I’m thrilled to welcome Amanda West Lewis today. I’m fascinated by Amanda’s upcoming novel, These Are Not the Words, a brilliant reshaping of her early childhood into a novel for middle graders. Set in the jazz-infused world of 1960s New York, it tells the story of Missy, who is the darling of her parents, yet forced to grow up before her time, forced to see her parents as they really are. Continue reading

Book Cover Reveal–Moving to Mars
Cover Reveals

Book Cover Reveal–Moving to Mars

Today is a first for What Was On. As you know, I throw out questions to writers, illustrators, editors, and agents, asking What Was On their desks, minds, t-shirts, refrigerators, and anything else I can think of. It wasn’t until Stef Wade and I were chatting that I realized I have been missing a FANTASTIC opportunity. Until today, I have never asked What Was On your cover! And since this brainchild was inspired by Stef it is only fitting that I ask this of her first—for her upcoming picture book, Moving to Mars. Continue reading