Blogs for Change Places with Me:

Interview, February 19, 2017, Snow and Books

Interview, November 16, 2016, 80 Books Blog

Interview, November 10, 2016, Reading Lark

Why Becoming a Writer is One of the Best Books for Writers, August 3, 2016, Cultured Vultures

Interview, August 2, 2016, Cultured Vultures

Telling the Story, July 22, 2016, Adventures in YA Publishing

An Interview with Rose, July 4, 2016, Carefully Reckless

Working in a Vet’s Office, July 4, 2016, The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club

Interview, July 2, 2016, A Book Addict’s Bookshelves

Interview, July 1, 2016, Bibliobibuli YA

Top Ten Favorite Titles, June 30, 2016, Susan Heim on Writing

Interview, June 29, 2016, Curling Up with a Good Book

Deleted Scene, June 28, 2016, Reading Addict

Fantastic Flying Book Club Interview, June 28, 2016

Top Ten Inspirations for Change Places with Me, June 24, 2016, Storybook Slayers

About Belle Heights, Queens, June 22, 2016, Red House Books

Interview, June 20, 2016, Brittany’s Book Rambles

The Title and What it Means, June 16, 2016, Here’s to Happy Endings

My Definition of Crazy, June 13, 2016, Teen Librarian Toolbox, School Library Journal

Barnes & Noble Open Mic, June 2, 2016


For The Huffington Post:
Ray Harryhausen: An Appreciation, May 2, 2014

Anorexia: You Are Not the Person You Were (And the Holidays Only Make It Worse), November 25, 2013

Lulu: The Cat The New Yorker Left Behind, October 2, 2013

What I’ve Learned About Eating Disorders and Teenage BoysSeptember 6, 2013

7 Books That Will Inspire You to be a Better Writer, August 12, 2013


For The New York Times Sunday Book Review:
My Brother’s Keeper
, by Patricia McCormick

The Same Stuff as Stars, by Katherine Paterson

Big Mouth & Ugly Girl, by Joyce Carol Oates

Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis, and Dave at Night, by Gail Carson Levine

The Facts Speak for Themselves, by Brock Cole

The Watcher, by James Howe

Bad Girls, by Cynthia Voigt

In the Middle of the Night, by Robert Cormier, and From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun, by Jacqueline Woodson

Deliver Us From Evie, by M.E. Kerr


For The New Yorker:

“Toys,” a “Talk of the Town” story about children in the South Bronx.

“Cat Therapist,” a “Talk of the Town” story about a woman who tries to get inside the heads of cats; later reprinted in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dutch magazine Avenue, and in The Big New Yorker Book of Cats (Random House).

“Notes and Comment,” about seeing a butterfly in a subway car. There’s a short scene in the movie You’ve Got Mail that reenacts this moment.

“Corned Beef to Go,” a “Talk of the Town” story about the Democratic National Convention.


For the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) web site:

The Voice in Your Head, January 7, 2014


Other Publications:

“A Boy With a Girl’s Disease,” blog post for Printasia, November 2014

“The Story of Anne Frank,” Storyworks Magazine, Scholastic

“Young Adult Books,” an appreciation, Wigwam

“Dear Mili:  Reflections on a Fairy Tale,” The Nation

“How to Divorce Your Roommate,” Harper’s Bazaar

“A Wealth of Options:  Profile of Brooke Astor,” Harper’s Bazaar

“First-Job First Aid,” Harper’s Bazaar, about helping college graduates find work.

Interview with Hugh Kenner, The New Boston Review, co-authored with Ellen Sussman