Finding Themo

I’ve recently become a little anxious about theme. First there was this thread on a writer’s forum I belong to in which people were discussing where in a novel you’re supposed to introduce the theme. I sort of skimmed through the posts and then slunk away without participating, because, to be honest, it wasn’t something… Read more »

Interview-mania!

Hello, folks! Just a quick post to say that you can find me over at Mindy McGinnis’s blog today, sharing a bit about the experience of going “on submission” to editors and coming out the other end with a book deal for Gladys Gatsby. Here’s the link: Debut Submission Experience with World Traveler Tara Dairman… Read more »

Choose Your Own Adventure Giveaway!

Yep, I’m still finding ways to celebrate the fact that my debut middle-grade novel, The Delicious Double life of Gladys Gatsby, is getting published. (When you have a two-year wait for publication, you need to stretch the fun out as long as you can!) This past weekend, my husband and I threw a little “Tara has… Read more »

Gettin’ my nerd on.

Whoa, two posts in one week? Does this signal the beginning of a new, more rigorous blogging schedule? Nah. I’ve been too busy drafting a new WIP (that’s “Work In Progress” for the un-writerly-acronym-initiated), so posting here will probably remain somewhat sporadic for a while–though I am hoping to do a nice celebratory book giveaway… Read more »

Do the Happy Waddle

Greetings from Indiana, where I am having a wonderful time getting to know my tiny new niece and nary a green vegetable has passed my lips in three days! I posted about this on yesterday Facebook and Twitter (and if you have a subscription to Publishers’ Marketplace, it’s possible that you saw it there), but… Read more »