Beginnings (More)


July 22nd, 2018 Posted 8:48 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2011 – #26, my only picture book – QUACKY BASEBALL, illustrated by the great Frank Morrison.

[“When ‘the little rookie from the wrong side of the marsh’ swings the bat, he brings it on home.”
– Publishers Weekly]

Opening day – and Thumby Duckling is nervous.





July 21st, 2018 Posted 8:53 am

(hat tip Bob E)


Posted in Chet The Dog

Photography and the Nation Within


July 20th, 2018 Posted 7:44 am


What’s In A Name?


July 19th, 2018 Posted 9:48 am

Mrs. Publicist: Whoa! Past the time in the month where Peter Abrahams (aka Spencer Quinn) and I discuss a character name from one of his novels. How about Queenie, who handles half the narration of RUFF VS. FLUFF, first in the new Queenie and Arthur middle-grade series?

Pete: First, may I say adults with fake ID can also read the series, coming in March 2019? For fake ID, please contact the appropriate bot. As for Queenie’s name: Every morning she sips up some fresh cream from a white, gold-bordered China saucer (served by Bertha, the cook at the struggling Blackberry Hill Inn in Vermont). What else to call her but Queenie? The name was the very first thing that came to me when I began dreaming up the series.

Mrs. P: Is it true that one day there’s a bit of a problem with the cream?

Pete: Shh! That’s in book 2. We’re not there yet.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Pete! See you next month for another edition of What’s In A Name. Maybe a character from THE RIGHT SIDE? Goody, perhaps?

Pete: Perhaps!


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