Radar Love

I’m driving back up to NY today. Sunday is a very special day for Beloved Husband and I. We’ve been commuting 300 miles to see each other for 3 years. That will come to an end in 56 days. This is our theme song.

My writer’s group seemed to like the chapters I brought yesterday which was just the boost I needed. I am dying to show it to my editor, but I know I should actually finish writing it before I do. Writers are a lot like puppies: eager to please, in need of constant praise, and capable of making messes on the living room carpet. We need to nap a lot, too, and are cute when we’re sleeping.

Today is Mer’s last day of high school classes. (She has one final on Monday.) On her first day of kindergarten, she was awake before the sun and ready to go. She didn’t get up quite as quickly today, but I hope the day is as much fun as that last one was. Congratulations to Mer and all her friends at H-H!!!!! Go Hatters!!!

Shout-outs and jealous pouting in the direction of New York City for all the lucky ducks who are at BEA. Have fun, youse guys. Come home and blog about everything.

Oh, and I did see Star Wars last week. I’ll post about it tomorrow.

33 Replies to “Radar Love”

  1. Where Do You Live?

    Hi, my name is Emily, and I am 12, and I go to school in Mahwah New Jersey. One of our projects is to write a letter to our favorite author, and I chose you! So if you could please maybe post your address so that I could copy it down, and write you a letter. It would also be great if you could write me back,(after I write you) and tell me your thoughts on my thoughts.
    Sincerely,
    Emily in Mahwah, New Jersey

  2. Where Do You Live?

    Hi, my name is Emily, and I am 12, and I go to school in Mahwah New Jersey. One of our projects is to write a letter to our favorite author, and I chose you! So if you could please maybe post your address so that I could copy it down, and write you a letter. It would also be great if you could write me back,(after I write you) and tell me your thoughts on my thoughts.
    Sincerely,
    Emily in Mahwah, New Jersey

    1. Re: Where Do You Live?

      Emily, I highly doubt that Laurie will be giving you her address. After all, how would you feel if you suddenly woke up tomorrow with 10,000,000 rabid fans on your doorstep? 😉

      Your best bet for sending a letter to an author is to send a letter to them care of their publisher. (That’s not to say that an author will have only one publisher, but if there’s a particular book you’re thrilled about, try writing to the company that publishes that book.) Sometimes authors have this sort of contact information on their websites. Writerlady.com is the one you want here. I’d point you to a specific page, but the site is hard on my dial-up connection.

      If you have trouble figuring out what you need to do, just go to your public (or school) library and ask for help. I promise they’ll be glad to help you figure it out. Good luck!

      1. Re: Where Do You Live?

        Yeah, what you said.

        But since it’s Saturday and life is good, I will now announce my new mailing address.

        (drum roll)

        Laurie Halse Anderson
        P.O. Box 906
        Mexico, NY 13114 (That’s about half-way between Syracuse and Watertown.)

        I’ll be updating this on the website soon.

  3. Where Do You Live?

    Hi, my name is Emily, and I am 12, and I go to school in Mahwah New Jersey. One of our projects is to write a letter to our favorite author, and I chose you! So if you could please maybe post your address so that I could copy it down, and write you a letter. It would also be great if you could write me back,(after I write you) and tell me your thoughts on my thoughts.
    Sincerely,
    Emily in Mahwah, New Jersey

  4. Glad you and your husband are finally able to stop commuting and just be with each other.

    I love the way you describe writers. :] Cant wait for the new book. Yesterday I said I hadnt read Catalyst and Prom, I meant Fever 1793 & Prom.

    Mer is your daughter right? Congratulations to her and her friends. Is it hard to think shes graduating? I know it was hard for me to graduate high school, I was like wow already?! When your a little kid you wait and wait for the day your able to drive, then when you graduate high school and when those moments come its like your not truly prepared for the shock of it all.

    Cant wait to hear of your Star Wars post and whether or not it would have kept Mr. Octopus Hands occupied :]

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Glad you and your husband are finally able to stop commuting and just be with each other.

    I love the way you describe writers. :] Cant wait for the new book. Yesterday I said I hadnt read Catalyst and Prom, I meant Fever 1793 & Prom.

    Mer is your daughter right? Congratulations to her and her friends. Is it hard to think shes graduating? I know it was hard for me to graduate high school, I was like wow already?! When your a little kid you wait and wait for the day your able to drive, then when you graduate high school and when those moments come its like your not truly prepared for the shock of it all.

    Cant wait to hear of your Star Wars post and whether or not it would have kept Mr. Octopus Hands occupied :]

    Have a great weekend!

    1. It is confusing to have her graduate. On the one hand, I am incredibly proud of her. Mer is a magnificent person: funny, smart, sweet, kind – a million gifts and joys wrapped into one person. And see, that’s the problem. Because graduating means it’s time for her to fly the nest and I won’t be seeing her every day. (I’ve though about living in a tent outside her dorm, but I think that might irritate her.)

      Sigh.

      She’s going to get tired of me whining about this on LJ. I should probably get a hobby.

  6. Glad you and your husband are finally able to stop commuting and just be with each other.

    I love the way you describe writers. :] Cant wait for the new book. Yesterday I said I hadnt read Catalyst and Prom, I meant Fever 1793 & Prom.

    Mer is your daughter right? Congratulations to her and her friends. Is it hard to think shes graduating? I know it was hard for me to graduate high school, I was like wow already?! When your a little kid you wait and wait for the day your able to drive, then when you graduate high school and when those moments come its like your not truly prepared for the shock of it all.

    Cant wait to hear of your Star Wars post and whether or not it would have kept Mr. Octopus Hands occupied :]

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Writers are a lot like puppies: eager to please, in need of constant praise, and capable of making messes on the living room carpet.

    Love that.

    I have seven hours at BEA tomorrow and I’m going to try to pack in as much as I possibly can. I’ll take notes for the future blog 🙂

  8. Writers are a lot like puppies: eager to please, in need of constant praise, and capable of making messes on the living room carpet.

    Love that.

    I have seven hours at BEA tomorrow and I’m going to try to pack in as much as I possibly can. I’ll take notes for the future blog 🙂

  9. Writers are a lot like puppies: eager to please, in need of constant praise, and capable of making messes on the living room carpet.

    Love that.

    I have seven hours at BEA tomorrow and I’m going to try to pack in as much as I possibly can. I’ll take notes for the future blog 🙂

  10. Laurie I just wanted to thank you for the information about yourself and this live journal. I am a secondary english education major and as part of my adolescent literature class I have to do an author study project. After reading “Speak” I knew that you would be my author. Your webpage has been a huge help in gathering my information and this journal has filled in some of the holes. My husband recently purchased “Prom” for me in Louisville, KY., where the Barnes and Noble had a signed copy(that I now own). I am anxious to begin reading but have other required books to read first. I am looking forward to teaching your books once I begin teaching and your website is full of great ideas.
    Thanks so much for putting all the information on the web.

  11. Laurie I just wanted to thank you for the information about yourself and this live journal. I am a secondary english education major and as part of my adolescent literature class I have to do an author study project. After reading “Speak” I knew that you would be my author. Your webpage has been a huge help in gathering my information and this journal has filled in some of the holes. My husband recently purchased “Prom” for me in Louisville, KY., where the Barnes and Noble had a signed copy(that I now own). I am anxious to begin reading but have other required books to read first. I am looking forward to teaching your books once I begin teaching and your website is full of great ideas.
    Thanks so much for putting all the information on the web.

    1. Thank you! It is gratifying to hear the website is helpful. Theo Black, whose comment is just below this, is the Web God who put it together and keeps it tuned up and humming.

      Wishing you lots of time for pleasure reading!

  12. Laurie I just wanted to thank you for the information about yourself and this live journal. I am a secondary english education major and as part of my adolescent literature class I have to do an author study project. After reading “Speak” I knew that you would be my author. Your webpage has been a huge help in gathering my information and this journal has filled in some of the holes. My husband recently purchased “Prom” for me in Louisville, KY., where the Barnes and Noble had a signed copy(that I now own). I am anxious to begin reading but have other required books to read first. I am looking forward to teaching your books once I begin teaching and your website is full of great ideas.
    Thanks so much for putting all the information on the web.

  13. Re: Where Do You Live?

    Emily, I highly doubt that Laurie will be giving you her address. After all, how would you feel if you suddenly woke up tomorrow with 10,000,000 rabid fans on your doorstep? 😉

    Your best bet for sending a letter to an author is to send a letter to them care of their publisher. (That’s not to say that an author will have only one publisher, but if there’s a particular book you’re thrilled about, try writing to the company that publishes that book.) Sometimes authors have this sort of contact information on their websites. Writerlady.com is the one you want here. I’d point you to a specific page, but the site is hard on my dial-up connection.

    If you have trouble figuring out what you need to do, just go to your public (or school) library and ask for help. I promise they’ll be glad to help you figure it out. Good luck!

  14. Re: Where Do You Live?

    Emily, I highly doubt that Laurie will be giving you her address. After all, how would you feel if you suddenly woke up tomorrow with 10,000,000 rabid fans on your doorstep? 😉

    Your best bet for sending a letter to an author is to send a letter to them care of their publisher. (That’s not to say that an author will have only one publisher, but if there’s a particular book you’re thrilled about, try writing to the company that publishes that book.) Sometimes authors have this sort of contact information on their websites. Writerlady.com is the one you want here. I’d point you to a specific page, but the site is hard on my dial-up connection.

    If you have trouble figuring out what you need to do, just go to your public (or school) library and ask for help. I promise they’ll be glad to help you figure it out. Good luck!

  15. BEA is da bomb. I’m getting stacks o books. I wish you were here. Holly and I would love to meet you in the flesh some day. If you want me to get a signed something for you call me. I got my cell (732) 513 1336.

    Theo

    P.S. I look forward to hearing what you thought of Star Wars.

  16. BEA is da bomb. I’m getting stacks o books. I wish you were here. Holly and I would love to meet you in the flesh some day. If you want me to get a signed something for you call me. I got my cell (732) 513 1336.

    Theo

    P.S. I look forward to hearing what you thought of Star Wars.

    1. Yep, we def need to do a road trip or some such this fall. Thanks so much for the sweet offer, but you should only be standing in hideous lines for your own self.

      I’d love to hear about any new books you come across!

  17. BEA is da bomb. I’m getting stacks o books. I wish you were here. Holly and I would love to meet you in the flesh some day. If you want me to get a signed something for you call me. I got my cell (732) 513 1336.

    Theo

    P.S. I look forward to hearing what you thought of Star Wars.

  18. Yep, we def need to do a road trip or some such this fall. Thanks so much for the sweet offer, but you should only be standing in hideous lines for your own self.

    I’d love to hear about any new books you come across!

  19. Yep, we def need to do a road trip or some such this fall. Thanks so much for the sweet offer, but you should only be standing in hideous lines for your own self.

    I’d love to hear about any new books you come across!

  20. Thank you! It is gratifying to hear the website is helpful. Theo Black, whose comment is just below this, is the Web God who put it together and keeps it tuned up and humming.

    Wishing you lots of time for pleasure reading!

  21. Thank you! It is gratifying to hear the website is helpful. Theo Black, whose comment is just below this, is the Web God who put it together and keeps it tuned up and humming.

    Wishing you lots of time for pleasure reading!

  22. It is confusing to have her graduate. On the one hand, I am incredibly proud of her. Mer is a magnificent person: funny, smart, sweet, kind – a million gifts and joys wrapped into one person. And see, that’s the problem. Because graduating means it’s time for her to fly the nest and I won’t be seeing her every day. (I’ve though about living in a tent outside her dorm, but I think that might irritate her.)

    Sigh.

    She’s going to get tired of me whining about this on LJ. I should probably get a hobby.

  23. It is confusing to have her graduate. On the one hand, I am incredibly proud of her. Mer is a magnificent person: funny, smart, sweet, kind – a million gifts and joys wrapped into one person. And see, that’s the problem. Because graduating means it’s time for her to fly the nest and I won’t be seeing her every day. (I’ve though about living in a tent outside her dorm, but I think that might irritate her.)

    Sigh.

    She’s going to get tired of me whining about this on LJ. I should probably get a hobby.

  24. Re: Where Do You Live?

    Yeah, what you said.

    But since it’s Saturday and life is good, I will now announce my new mailing address.

    (drum roll)

    Laurie Halse Anderson
    P.O. Box 906
    Mexico, NY 13114 (That’s about half-way between Syracuse and Watertown.)

    I’ll be updating this on the website soon.

  25. Re: Where Do You Live?

    Yeah, what you said.

    But since it’s Saturday and life is good, I will now announce my new mailing address.

    (drum roll)

    Laurie Halse Anderson
    P.O. Box 906
    Mexico, NY 13114 (That’s about half-way between Syracuse and Watertown.)

    I’ll be updating this on the website soon.

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