Thursday, December 25, 2008

Daniel Handler (Snicket)

Bev on the Children's Writer listserv posted the link to a fun new article about Daniel Handler -- better known as Lemony Snicket. His new holiday book, A Lump of Coal, explores the darker side of the season and the article explores his reasoning behind the "sugary sweet" departure. Great read.

I sat at the same table with Daniel, his editor, Crutcher and a bunch of other super smart people at IRA in Toronto a couple of years ago and he was delightful. We all debated the value of celebrity books with high advances VS the need to find and fiscally support NEW children's writers. Great discussion, so I never miss reading about Daniel (or Chris).

Oh, btw -- HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We've got almost four feet of snow today, Christmas. 'Tis the season, I guess. : )

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