For those asking

For those asking why I haven’t been blogging the US election:

It’s because I cannot believe what I’m seeing and hearing. Seriously if I had made up a tenth of what’s been going on and put it in a novel no one would credit it. They’d be all, “The characters keep changing! They don’t make any sense. And one of them seems to be a malfunctioning robot! Also there’s a zombie! I thought this was meant to be realism. What the hell?”

Not to mention that I cannot talk about wolf killers dispassionately. I love wolves. Almost as much as I love quokkas.

Plus I’ve been in a really great mood lately. I don’t want to bugger that up.

So that’s why I’m not blogging the election.

But if you want to know what some other YA authors think check out Maureen Johnson’s YA for Obama social site.

And just so you don’t think I’m being partisan, which I’m not on account of I’m not USian and have no vote in the US of A, here is the YA for McCain site.


Me, I’m retreating back to the simpler and happier times of the 1930s—researching my next book—when there were no earth-shattering world-wide financial crises, no wars, and no environmental disasters. Oh, wait . . .

Never mind.


  1. Liset on #

    oooo the 30s are my favorite!
    the spirit of the working class was AMAZING!

  2. Brent on #

    I’m tempted to run for president myself. No one would like me, no one would agree with me, no one would help me. Four years of the government doing nothing but fighting with me would do wonderful things for the country methinks. 🙂

    Good for you for staying out of it. While it’s important, for more than just USians, there’s too much mudslinging to even air an opinion on a minor matter without starting flame wars all over.

    Hurry up with that 1930s book so I can retreat there mentally. 😉

  3. Jeanne on #

    Just today, I proposed ignoring the news (the American financial news, in particular) in favor of debating what kind of fairy readers would like. Like so many others, I didn’t review How To Ditch Your Fairy so much as I said I enjoyed reading it and then launched into how interesting the idea of the fairies is! You can find it here.

  4. Eric Luper on #

    Hey, maybe we’ll both be on the same face-out display of YA books that take place in the thirties! There’ll be mine, yours and…. ummmm…. Are there any others?

  5. Justine on #

    Jeanne: Thanks! Glad you like it.

    Eric Luper: I know of Ten Cents A Dance by Christine Fletcher and Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Though that’s more middle grade than YA. It’s totally excellent. Am just about to read Ten Cents. I hear it’s great.

  6. Mary Elizabeth S. on #

    Charlotte Adele Donna Seto Steele!


    Love that last name. It’s very familiar to me. 😉


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