Author Archives: madelyn

The Statue

My mother always called it “the credenza,” a fancy name for a small cabinet holding a few liquor bottles (for my parents’ few parties) and blackberry Manischewitz (for shabbat). On top sat whatever family photos were in rotation and a … Continue reading

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Mistakes, Middle School and Poetry

Those of us who grew up on Sesame Street spent a lot of time listening to Big Bird wax poetic about making mistakes. Everyone makes them, he said, why can’t you? But while Big Bird was chill with the idea, it took … Continue reading

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Mary Hill: How She Died, How I Lived

Mary Crockett is my sometimes writing partner and my always friend. I could not be happier to talk with her about her new YA novel How She Died, How I Lived, which is coming out in November from Little, Brown. It’s … Continue reading

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This winter’s gone by in a haze and I can’t exactly tell you where I’ve been. But I can tell you where I’ll be for the next few weeks. I’ll be in Richmond on April 21st as part of the … Continue reading

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In Funny Girl, a collection of middle-grade stories by funny, female authors, there is a lot of talk indentifying humor as a super power. As someone who dreams of making milk come out of readers’ noses*, I couldn’t agree more. Many women … Continue reading

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