Author Archives: madelyn


I finally finished watching Stranger Things with my family and now I feel like I’m caught up culturally again, even if the Post put Millie Bobby Brown on the out list this year. (Not in my house, Post!) Storm Reid … Continue reading

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Take Care

Take Care, a picture book about taking care of the world — and each other — came out this week. It’s illustrated by Giuliana Gregori. I write about where the idea for the book started over here and I don’t … Continue reading

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Self Defense

I see posts online at the start of each year with recommendations on “how authors should behave,” a list of things we should do and not do in the year ahead, mostly related to social media and reviews and writing … Continue reading

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Putting it out to the universe…

My friend Kristen Lippert-Martin said recently that if there were things I wanted to do, I should just put them out there to the universe. She meant mentioning it to actual humans in the hopes that they might have connections … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

For the past few years, I’ve been compiling a list of new year’s resolutions from the kidlit community. This year’s list is out now, but instead of appearing in this space, I’m sending you over to my friend Rachael’s blog … Continue reading

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