Tag Archives: @writeguyjeff

November 03

Humor Saved My Life by Jeff Anderson

Humor saved my life.   See, I know what is to be bullied. When I was young, I was called a sissy. As I reluctantly trudged into adolescence the names became worse—much worse. They still sting.   But humor saved my life.   Yes, at first humor started with defensive barbs that sometimes defused situations. […]

July 21

GAGAS: Goblins and Goblets Avoidance Syndrome by Jeff Anderson

If you came to me looking for a fantasy book, you could be safe knowing anything with goblins or goblets in the title would always be available to loan because I sure wouldn’t be reading them. (And yes, that includes Harry Potter.) I own The Wizard of Earthsea and Harry Potter, but I haven’t read […]

May 05

Jeff Anderson & Andrea Miller Reveal Their Process and the Just My Luck Cover

In anticipation of our second Zack Delacruz middle-grade novel, we thought we’d not only reveal the cover of Zack Delacruz: Just My Luck (Sterling Children’s Books, October 2016), but also reveal our processes as a writer and an illustrator.   Even though readers often assume authors and illustrators work closely together, the truth is often […]

August 04

Everyday Books for Everyday Life by Jeff Anderson

In fifth grade, I loved reading any book with Henry Huggins in it. The book that hooked me on reading, in fact, was Ribsy by Beverly Cleary (who until adulthood I called Beverly Clearly).   Today my first middle grade novel, Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth (Sterling, 2015) debuts in bookstores across the […]

April 16

The Way Home Looks Now by Wendy Shang – Review by Jeff Anderson

If you haven’t read Wendy Shang’s work, you’re in for a treat when you do. Her award-winning middle grade novel, The Great Wall of Lucy Wu, has delighted many readers with laughs. Two third-grade twin boys I know insist it’s the best book they’ve ever read. In her latest middle grade novel, The Way Home […]