Tag Archives: Chris Barton

March 12

Dedicating ourselves to “This One’s Dedicated to…” by Chris Barton and Jennifer Ziegler

Eight months or so into COVID-19 lockdown, we finally gave in. After long putting off or downright dismissing an idea that the two of us had for a multimedia sideline (i.e. an unpaid and distracting tangent) to our work as authors, we recognized that conditions had become perfect for giving that idea a try. Namely: […]

September 25

22 More Barbara Jordan Books, Please by Chris Barton

I feel I should start by apologizing to the thousands of students and their teachers to whom I gave — in person — incorrect information this past spring. During my school visits, whenever someone would ask what book I was working on at that time, I would generally tell them that my next priority would […]

July 11

Two (or More) of Us: How Writing Communities Shaped the Authors We’ve Become by Jennifer Ziegler and Chris Barton

JENNIFER: Long before Chris and I got married, I used to double-date the Beatles. Well, not all the Beatles — only Paul and John. And they weren’t technically Beatles anymore, the band having broken up many years earlier. And these dates, if you must know, occurred only on paper — in sketch comedies that my […]

September 20

Write What You Know? Try Writing What You’d Love to Learn by Chris Barton

Next time you hear a student say, “I don’t know what to write,” I’d like you to think about dancing. About ballet, to be exact. Two ballets are mentioned by name in my new book, ‘The Nutcracker’ Comes to America: How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition. One of them, you can probably guess. The […]