Monday, April 23, 2012

A Company of Authors

Here I am on my panel at “A Company of Authors,” which attracted an audience of about a hundred at Stanford to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday last Saturday. Not only was mine the only children’s book, but I was one of the few non-academics. The professor who chaired my panel had actually not known that. He assumed at first that my title must be French, pronounced “Moose-un-AY” – a treatise, perhaps, on an obscure medieval French poet.  But the audience seemed more than happy with a bit of light relief, and bought several books. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mousenet at Stanford

I'll be one of eighteen Stanford authors at an annual literary event called  "A Company of Authors," on Saturday April 21st. Mousenet will be the only children's book. Probably the only mouse book. There'll be panels running from 1 pm to 5 pm - my turn is at 3.50. And the Stanford Bookstore will be selling everyone's books at a discount.

It all takes place at the Humanities Center– click here to see all the distinguished non-mouse authors who'll be in attendance. (Scroll down for logistics.)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Thumbtop lives!

The key to mouse success is the Thumbtop, the tiny computer that they use behind the walls while they spy on senators, spook radio talk show hosts and otherwise do what it takes to stop climate change (see the end of Mousenet and the beginning of the sequel, Mousemobile, due out next year).

And guess what: the Thumbtop has actually been invented. By humans. Who think it's for humans. See here. And check the date of this column.