With my new website comes this author’s blog. Sometimes it will be serious because these are serious times and reflecting upon our history can be a powerful and important thing. But it will also be playful or humorous — because writing comes from moments of whimsy and fun as well.
I’ll be blogging about a wide variety of topics — from the state of the world to the state of children’s book publishing; the ups and downs, frustrations and pleasures of my writing life; how I do research; what I learn from the students I visit; upcoming and new publications of mine; things I learn from my dog; and anything else that might be bouncing around my brain that day. Kind of like life, isn’t it? Ever changing, funny, I hope, challenging, but rarely predictable.
So welcome to my new site. I think it looks pretty spiffy, but then again I’m a little biased. Let me know what you think and if there’s any other information I might add. And, I hope you will follow this blog and check back often. I hope to see you again soon!
natha saysFebruary 26, 2016 at 8:22 am
i think it looks cool!
John Matol saysOctober 4, 2021 at 8:26 pm
Jim I accidentally downloaded a book you wrote not knowing I knew the author as a youth. You probably don’t remember the name Matol, but you must remember Walker Lake and the wonderful times we had there. Congratulations on all your well deserved accolades. My sisters, Nancy and Evelyn and brother, Jim live in eastern Pennsylvania while I reside in the woods of Wisconsin. We have many fond memories of Walker Lake. Regards, John Matol