-The Saddest news of the day came through just a short while ago. The fabulous Diana Wynn Jones lost her two year fight with cancer and passed away today.
The hubby and I went through a craze about two years ago, buying every Diana Wynn Jones book we could get our hands on. We were both reading her sweeping fantasy confections while on honeymoon in Paris and the Chrestomanci books had me so enthralled the seven hour flight home wasn't even trying. Her stories are uplifting and beautifully crafted with whimsical characters, entertaining exploits and worlds so enrapturing they can only have been created by her pen. If you asked me who my top 3 or 4 authors of children's lit were she would always be on the top of my list.
She has one more children's book forthcoming- a short novel
Write a story, poem or essay about a photograph you would like to step into to enter a moment in time from the past. I immediately know which picture I would step into, I may just have to play along at home and write a little something for my own amusement!
The latest author live chat is with author Ellen Schreiber, who's Once in a Full Moon released on January 1st. It will be held at 5pm EST this Wednesday and will be a great chance to chat with a busy and successful author.
Speaking of which, if you, like me, missed their live chat with Lauren Oliver it's still viewable on Inkpop here.