Tag Archives: Katherine Applegate

September 22

No Easy Way to Say It by Katherine Applegate

An awful lot of authors are introverts by nature. If you like solitude and imaginary friends, it’s the perfect vocation. Nonetheless, every couple of years or so, depending on one’s prolificity, the specter of Book Tour — that magical time when introverts transform into faux-extroverts — returns. The only thing worse than going on Book Tour, someone […]

July 15

Book Trailer Premiere: Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla

I read Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan on January 4, 2012. I can still see the tears that soaked the pages of my advanced reader’s copy. I can still hear the reverberating refrain that ran through my head on that cold winter’s day: “I must get this book into as many hands as possible. I […]

Book Friends by Katherine Applegate

When I visit schools, I always tell kids that being an author is the world’s coolest job. You wear sweatpants to work, you don’t have a boss, and you spend your days making things up. Basically, you’re paid to be a slob, a malcontent, and a liar. There’s only one downside (and I tell kids this […]