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Oh, Dear

Rushing to get a book to the printer + some inconceivably, perversely poor industrial design (I’m looking right at you, whoever designed the HP Laser Jet 5200tn!) = a situation in which accidents can happen. And man did we ever have a humdinger here at the shop yesterday. Oh, dear. There’s nothing you can do after […]

Oh, lordy, I’m turning . . .

Did you know that 44% of all Greenwillowites celebrate their birth anniversaries between mid-September and mid-October? Martha’s gets the boomlet started. Mine’s tomorrow. And two very dear, special, important people share a birthday in October, and I’m sure you’ll be reading more about them in a couple weeks. The team was nice enough to take […]

A Greenwillow Moment—2010

You never know who you’ll meet at ALA! Here’s Kathy Faber, HarperCollins Children’s Director of Sales, Wholesale and Backlist, “taking a meeting” at her first ALA convention this past June in Washington, D.C. Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on FriendFeed Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace […]

Backlist Obsessions: Good Morning, Chick

My youngest son turned three in June. Three is an absolutely wonderful age: full of big-boy swagger, unbearably sweet and curious and emotional outpourings, and insane amounts of language acquisition. But it’s also a little bittersweet, because he has begun to reject some of our read-aloud standbys. So after thousands of hours reading aloud thousands […]

Tim Smith’s Day Off

Can you keep a secret? I stayed at home all day yesterday—Monday, a work day—and read just for fun. For, like, eight hours. A lot of it even lying in bed. Yes, there’s a catch. I was at home getting over a stomach bug, perhaps one transmitted by my disgusting office keyboard! In any case, […]