I have a blog now. so there. you can all stop asking. (when i say 'all', i am referring to the entire two people who have both told me i should have a blog. but in my defense, they have both said it more than once)

yesterday, something a bit cool happened. and the something cool is this:

my book was launched.

launched, to a cheering, stamping, applauding, whistling, fainting, screaming crowd.

actually it was launched by James Moloney in front of 200 or so mildly enthusiastic teacher-librarians. which is, in my opinion, better than the screaming crowd. there is nothing that an author for young people likes more than a captive crowd of teacher-librarians. bless them.

however, i would like to assure everyone out there (particularly Naomi Wolf) that my book is full of moral fibre. it is NON FICTION (mostly). about HISTORY. none of this namby-pamby novel business. because you know what they say about novels:

The free access which many young people have to romances, novels, and plays has poisoned the mind and corrupted the morals of many a promising youth; and prevented others from improving their minds in useful knowledge. Parents take care to feed their children with wholesome diet; and yet how unconcerned about the provision for the mind, whether they are furnished with salutary food, or with trash, chaff, or poison?
- Reverend Enos Hitchcock, Memoirs of the Bloomsgrove Family, 1790 (from wired)

anyway. i should stop procrastinating and go back to writing my... ahem. yes. well.