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“Don’t Forget You’re Alive”: Joe Strummer and The Making of Chloe Thorpe

December 22, 2010


A couple weeks ago, the Internet dazzled me yet again with its connecting powers. Sitting there on my Author Page was a comment from one Chloe Thorpe of England: Heya, I just found your blog and I am completely blown away. I’m in my second year of university with aspirations of writing anything musical related […]

Songs That Are Books That Like Books To Be Songs: More Thoughts on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Novel

December 17, 2010


Back in October, I wrote a post titled “Your Band Will Never Be My Life, So I Write Fiction, Assface*” about the incredible difficulty of capturing the transportive qualities of rock music in a novel. It sparked a super-fan-kid conversation in the Comments with my librarian Toby Greenwalt, who wondered, “[A]re there any pieces of music that […]

Sleeping with Books No. 2

November 17, 2010


I told you we’d be back, and here we are with the sophomore entry in “Sleeping with Books,” in which my pals and I celebrate the physical cover and page. This pup comes from Dolly Moehrle, a California librarian-in-training who makes me honk like a goose with her perverse and witty from-the-trenches tweets. Dolly first contributed […]

Guest Post: Three Punk Rock Lessons for Surviving 21st-Century Library Hell

October 25, 2010


As someone who proudly works for librarians, I reserve the right to pass the mic now and then to my librarian friends who have much to say about the things that matter to anyone who cares about books and music. Here, then, is Justin Hoenke, Teen Librarian of the Portland (ME) Public Library, holding forth […]

Guest Post: “A First Novel Is Really Really Really…”

September 14, 2010


When I first started thinking about the various novels that really set fire to my brain and left the scorch marks to prove it, it became embarrassingly clear that I am not a First Novel Person.