Saturday, September 22, 2012

I'm not the same person I was last week


I just finished Nicole Krauss' startlingly beautiful, insightful, flexible novel The History of Love. It got me to thinking about how each time I read a masterfully told story my life changes. I don't know exactly what that means. It has something to do with my perspective. My point of view. With how I look at the world that afternoon and beyond.  With how the world appears to me. With how I approach conversations, my teaching, my writing. It's one of my very favorite parts of reading.



  1. Dear Andy,

    Is there any chance that Skipping Stones or Dizzy Fantastic will have sequels or a series? My daughter is turning 11 next week and just discovered your Skipping Stones Book. I am going to try and find Dizzy Fantastic for her birthday. She has been so GLUED to this book! Reading is not her favorite activity..... yet....but I am trying!!! I am so thankful she found this book - she is begging for more and so am I! Its so hard to find worthwhile reading for today's kids that is exciting enough to keep up with the world around them, but still maintain wholesome values and teaches lessons. Thanks for writing such books. I hope and pray there will be many many more!

  2. Thank you for the comment! Please tell your daughter I'm honored she's reading and enjoying my book. I'm afraid my answer may disappoint. While, yes, I've written the first chapter of a Skipping Stones companion book, right now it's stalled there. I do have a book coming out in January. While on the surface its morals may sound questionable--it's about a high-school senior who has made it rich writing essays for his classmates--it's ultimately a text that teaches its readers (at least I hope) to write with passion, intelligence, and commitment. I'm not sure how old your daughter is, and this may be too advanced to grab her interest right now.