So all last week I found myself thinking about a button.     My son decided he wanted to go to prom (a week before prom, mind you), which meant a last minute run for prom tickets, a boutonniere, a corsage, and a tux. My husband suggested he try on his tux. His twenty year old wedding tuxedo.       The tux fit. It was a tad roomy, but all it really needed was a new button. I… Read more »

  It’s summer–schools are empty, teens are scarce–on vacation, at camp, or watching YouTube videos working summer jobs . . . but Reader Paparazzi ~ my Q & A series featuring teen readers ~ must go on.  I spend a lot of time inside the mind of fictional teens–writing and reading, so it’s great to get a little real YA world perspective to help with character inspiration or simply if you want to see what holds a teen’s interest.   It’s research, not… Read more »