Lights, Camera, CARMEN! – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Get ready for a strong, character-driven story. Meet CARMEN. But who's that kid in the background? Oh yeah, her little brother, Eduardo. Everything we need to know about the relationship between Carmen and Eduardo is shown on the title page: She is the star. He is her eager acolyte. On the first spread, it's made … Continue reading Lights, Camera, CARMEN! – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Off the Page

I saw a Word for Word staged reading of two stories from Peter Orner’s collection, Esther Stories, tonight in San Francisco. After the performance, Orner, the cast of actors, and the director fielded questions from the audience.  Someone wanted to know how a story meant for reading is turned into a “play” and how it … Continue reading Off the Page