Archive for August 25th, 2006

The Edge of the Forest

August 25, 2006 @ 8:04 pm | Filed under:

The latest issue of the online chldren’s literature journal, The Edge of the Forest, is up. Editor Kelly Herold was kind enough to grab me for an interview for the "Blogging Writers" feature. She asked great questions about how blogging dovetails with my novel writing. There is also an interview with Newbery winner Linda Sue Park, as well as lots of book reviews. Enjoy!

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Off Centered

August 25, 2006 @ 7:58 pm | Filed under:

So how horrified was I to look at my blog on Elizabeth‘s computer yesterday and see that all the text was showing up centered? Answer: VERY. That is NOT how it looked in MY browser. Or on Alice‘s for that matter.

I scoured my code and found a duplicate center tag that only had one corresponding end tag. Ugh. Anyway, if my entries were showing up centered on YOUR screen and you were wondering whether I thought I was being arty or something, nope, I’m definitely a fan of the old left justify. I don’t think I want to know how many of you were seeing the screwed-up version. Maybe it was just AOL’s browser that didn’t like my code? I hope?

But really, who can fret overmuch about blog woes when there is such delightful company and conversation all around? Yesterday, the kids and I zipped up to Northern Virginia for an overnight with Elizabeth and her gang. It was far too short a visit. Wonderboy’s jaw was on the floor the whole time: all those boys! I hardly saw Jane the whole time; she disappeared with Mary Beth the moment we arrived. Elizabeth is weeks away from giving birth to her eighth baby, but she served up feast after feast like I was royalty. There was even chocolate on my pillow. Is that a good friend, or what?