When a co-worker asked me if I was interested in addressing a group of educators at a symposium to celebrate a year of action research, I turned over my shoulder to see if he was maybe talking to someone else. Me? I
It took me 20 years, but I finally wrote for the school paper. The article I published in the last issue of the student-run paper at my school was in response to an anonymous piece written by a student in the previous issue.
Here’s what I had to say about writing, risk, and bylines:
Last May, at the launch party for my debut novel, Giant, a friend joked,
Originally published on October 21, 2012, on the IFOA Blog.
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Maksimowska: Annabel Lyon
Originally published on October 19, 2012, on the IFOA Blog.
When I was a kid growing up in communist Poland, my mother used to read Astrid Lindgren
Originally published on July 13, 2012, on the National Post
Originally published on July 12, 2012, on the National Post
Originally published on July 11, 2012, on the National Post
Originally published on July 10, 2012, on the National Post
Originally published on July 9, 2012, on the National Post’s Books Blog.
Writing autobiographical fiction is easy. After all, you live with it your whole life. (It
What happens after you give birth to a book?
Originally published on June 4, 2012, on www.jaelrichardson.com
My debut novel, Giant, was launched last month on a lovely, spring, midweek evening in a restaurant in Kensington Market. My nightmares did not come true. There were more than five people in attendance (besides my husband and infant daughter, my publisher, my mom and brother). I did not suffer a major wardrobe malfunction (the side zipper of my black linen dress stayed zipped despite some extra postpartum pounds). It was a wonderfully supportive event. Co-workers, friends, family, students, classmates, and acquaintances all turned out in droves