Losing Margaret Mahy is so very sad. Too many national treasures gone since the Chch earthquake. I am grateful that I at least got to thank her for launching my first big trade title, Monkey Trix. I also got to tell her that I keep a copy of her book, The Kaitangata Twitch, nearby when I'm writing, just to remind myself what good writing looks like. I have the strongest memory of MM holding Jack when he was a tiny baby and him vomiting all over her. She didn't turn a hair, the dear lady.
It must be a good idea!
This blog is a kind of stream of thought. It's all about where I'm at right now with my writing, and all kinds of other things!