Tag Archives: Karen Cushman

April 05

What I Stole to Write War and Mille McGonigle by Karen Cushman

For my new book, War and Millie McGonigle, I committed grand theft. Fortunately, the victim is my husband and my ill-gotten goods are his memories of growing up on San Diego’s Mission Beach. For many years I’d heard his stories about the small colony on the bay side, long before it was dredged and Mission […]

A Newbery Story by Karen Cushman

Okay, my fellow nerds, here’s my Newbery story. My husband says it is mightily enhanced and exaggerated but I swear it’s all true. In early February, 1994, I knew the Newbery announcement was to come the next morning but I didn’t pay too much attention. Catherine Called Birdy was my first book and I knew, […]