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Friday, June 17, 2016 2:12:36 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Sketches!!!:
Laurel said, "I just saw these beautiful sketches over at Emily Hughes’ Instagram page, and couldn’t resist posting.  Aren’t they great? So curious to see what we end up with, for the final cover?"

Saturday, May 21, 2016 2:49:28 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Oh, the things you’ll become…:
Laurel said, "Recently, someone asked me about alternatives to “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” as a gift for kids graduating from Kindergarten or Pre-K, and I turned the question over to my friends, who provided a variety of wonderful options. But..." more

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 2:41:57 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Do YOU have a picture book in you?:
Laurel said, "For years I’ve been dreaming up a picture book class, and now it’s a reality!  Soooo excited about The Decatur Writers’ Studio. “Picture books are perhaps the most inventive popular literary form we have, and that’s..." more

Saturday, January 9, 2016 10:38:52 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Not-predictions…:
Laurel said, "I haven’t been blogging this year. It’s been a crazy time, with my new JOB (did I mention I have a job now?) and a book to write, and so on and so on.  Also, this winter I’m embarking on a big adventure– a group of friends..." more

Monday, November 16, 2015 7:00:46 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled WILL I SEE YOU AT NCTE?:
Laurel said, "I’ve been sick the last week, but I’m nursing myself with ginger and lemon and cayenne and meds, because I MUST get on that plane to Minneapolis.  I’d love to see you there!  Either at my signing at the Chronicle book, on 11/20..." more

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 4:45:32 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Women Make Picture Books Too, 2015!!!:
Laurel said, "Is it that time of year already? September!  When the kids head back to school, the pools close, and LAUREL SNYDER REMINDS YOU ABOUT ALL THE AMAZING PICTURE BOOKS  ILLUSTRATED BY WOMEN! As you may know, this has become a tradition for me.  ..." more

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 9:04:22 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled What a week!!!:
Laurel said, "Honestly, I’m not even sure how to recap this week. See, I had to fly to New York for a conference, but since SWAN  was pubbing on Tuesday, I decided to stay for a few extra days, to hang out with my best friend (since second grade, to whom..." more

Sunday, July 12, 2015 2:42:36 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled A Wild Swan…:
Laurel said, "Eeeep! Copies of SWAN are fluttering out into the world. Mr. Schu made this lovely vine when he got his copy.  "

Saturday, July 11, 2015 12:14:45 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Well, THIS happened…:
Laurel said, "“…Lord of the Flies meets The Giver…” HUH! WHUT? No big deal or anything… As you may recall, I’ve been working on this book for a while now. I didn’t know, as I worked on it, whether it would find a..." more

Thursday, May 21, 2015 6:53:54 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Just life…:
Laurel said, "Sometimes, it’s just life.  There’s nothing to report worth reporting, or it feels like that, anyway. Sometimes, the things worth reporting are hard things.  And you don’t feel like sharing. I’m okay, we’re okay,..." more

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 7:13:03 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled SWANNING!!!!:
Laurel said, "Well, Anna is here!  She’s in a book!  And you can meet her. THIS  BOOK.  I’m not even sure I can explain about this book, and what it means.  I’ll write more later, about how this book came to be. Honestly, I still..." more

Saturday, January 17, 2015 6:05:06 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Happy New Year!!! Maybe I’ll come visit you…:
Laurel said, "Hey there! So, it’s 2015,  and one of my resolutions for the year is to VISIT YOU! That is to say, I want to visit more schools this year.  Talk with kids, connect with teachers, discuss how WE ARE ALL WRITERS. Of course, I’m always..." more

Friday, January 9, 2015 11:36:31 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Resolving…:
Laurel said, "Each year I do a resolution-post.  This was last years. But for the first time this year, I don’t have any clear resolutions. I DID do the things I meant to do this year. I DID start working out again. I DID write my novel. And now I find..." more

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 8:01:24 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Crazy wonderful news…:
Laurel said, "  I can’t BELIEVE I sold this book.  It feels impossible, a book like this. And yet there it is, on Publisher’s Marketplace… Author of BAXTER, THE PIG WHO WANTED TO BE KOSHER Laurel Snyder’s HUNGRY JIM, about a kid..." more

Saturday, November 8, 2014 11:48:02 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled New cover!!!:
Laurel said, "I’ve never had a paperback cover that was different from the hardcover before, but for Seven Stories Up, we decided to freshen things up. What do you think???"

Thursday, October 16, 2014 4:12:20 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Change of email…:
Laurel said, "I seem to be locked out of my hotmail account, which I’ve used in the past for corresponding through the site. If you’re having trouble getting in touch, or you haven’t received a reply, please email laurelsnyderauthor@gmail.com"

Monday, September 15, 2014 5:06:38 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled On our way to the THRIFT SHOP…:
Laurel said, "Today, Lew and I had an hour to kill, before we needed to pick Mose up from school. I decided to run some errands, and stopped home to pick up a big bag of clothes for the thrift shop, as well as a laundry basket full of books… Lew did NOT..." more

Monday, September 15, 2014 6:38:38 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled WOMEN MAKE PICTURE BOOKS TOO: the 2014 edition…:
Laurel said, "Every year, about this time, we start to see lots of posts and comments online about the upcoming ALA awards.  It’s one of my favorite seasons for this very reason. I love following the blogs, engaging in discussions about the frontrunners,..." more

Monday, July 7, 2014 4:04:32 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Been away, staying away…:
Laurel said, "I finished my novel.  And author visits for the year. Also, school ended for Mose and Lew. So… now… VACATION IS HERE. We’re hanging around, eating noodles and stuff. See you in the fall!"

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 1:27:10 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled The Writing Process Blog Tour…:
Laurel said, "The lovely and brilliant Melissa Wiley recently tagged me for this, and though I almost never blog, it seemed like a fun thing to do, in part because I’ve just finished a manuscript, and am thinking a lot about process, in retrospect. But..." more

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:19:29 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Now booking school visits for fall 2014/spring 2015!!!:
Laurel said, "It’s that time of year, when an author’s thoughts turn to… NEXT YEAR! ANd while I’ve tried to keep my travel down the last few years, this fall I don’t have a new book out, that I have to do promotional events for,..." more

Sunday, April 6, 2014 5:01:33 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled THE ORPHAN ISLAND…:
Laurel said, "Almost exactly a year ago, after finishing four books I’d sold on proposal, I decided I needed to go back to writing alone. I needed to work at my own pace, however slow that was. I needed to write weird, if that was what came. I needed to..." more

Friday, April 4, 2014 3:47:44 PM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled On Libraries…:
Laurel said, "When I was a kid, I lived at the library. Both our school library at Roland Park Public Elementary/Middle School and also the Enoch Pratt Library– Govans, Hampden, and especially Roland Park branches. I really can’t imagine who..." more

Thursday, March 27, 2014 9:35:53 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled Twent Has Two Mommies…:
Laurel said, "In 2010 I published a middle grade novel called Penny Dreadful. It was a fun book. Some people liked it. It went on to become an EB White Readaloud HONOR book. Huzzah! But I get a lot of emails about it.  Because in the book there is a very minor..." more

Thursday, March 6, 2014 2:58:45 AM
Laurel Snyder wrote a blog post titled WRAD!!!:
Laurel said, "Okay, I’ll admit, so when I signed up for World Read Aloud Day again this year, it was with a sense of “doing something nice for the kids” and “giving back a little.”  I was patting myself on the back.  Taking time..." more