RECENT & FORTHCOMING
"Whenever things got slow around River Heights, or when there were personnel changes over at the Stratemeyer Syndicate that upset her or made her feel less invested in her own developments as a character, Nancy coped by drawing.
Her most fertile period as an artist came in the gap between books 7 and 11. Mildred A. Wirt, aka the first Carolyn Keene, was on strike to protest the lowering of freelance rates at the syndicate during the Depression, and had been replaced by a male journalist, who wrote books 8, 9 and 10."
"I’m skimming the foam from the broth when I realize there’s a good chance Kostis and Nikoletta won’t even accept this gift. When I came up with the idea of an edible peace offering late last night, it seemed inspired. Now I’m wondering if it was loco to think a pot of soup, even one with as potent a history as Avgolemono, could do anything to repair the damage or prevent us having to move again before we’ve even had a chance to settle in."
"With no spoken
world of my own I
borrow yours and
glide gently down it.
Drawing a secondhand
breeze from your
cheeks. Toying with
from your open
"You lean in with your comb drawn like a switchblade.
“If you can’t take care of your hair, we’ll have to cut it off.”
The look of frazzled discontent as you work your slender, ringless fingers through a frizzy brown clump the size of an apricot.
“Look at these rats’ nests.”