Marion Dane Bauer
Little Cat's Luck
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Life is a gift.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Pretty quiet.
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I care about and am interested in other people.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. I've made lots of misteps in my life, but there isn't much I regret, because all brought me to this moment.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Right here in my home in front of my computer looking out the window at a spruce tree.
November 11, 2015I wrote last time about revision, and I’ll return to revision here. It’s one of my favorite topics, because revision is one of my favorite activities.
November 11, 2015I love being an old lady. I love the gifts age brings every single day.
This is what rising to an old-lady day looks like: I am first up, and I motion our two little dogs into action. They tumble down the stairs ahead of me, eager for a brief encounter with the back yard, then breakfast. And while they are rejoicing in their own routine, I slip into mine: emptying the dishwasher, straightening the house, making coffee and carrying it to my partner, showering.
October 14, 2015I sold a book yesterday. Well, not yesterday-yesterday. I’m writing this in August, trying to clear uncluttered space for the longer project I’m working on, so I sold the book in my yesterday, not yours.
Not sold-sold, either. No contract. That will be months away. Certainly no advance. More months. But an e-mail to my agent saying the editor “LOVES” what... see more
October 08, 2015“Gay kids grew up alone, attentive to all the ways in which they did not belong. It tends to make one an extremely good observer, the first step in becoming an artist. Never underestimate the payoff of a lonely childhood.”
—Roger Sutton, Editor in Chief of The Horn Book
I love that idea: “the payoff of a lonely childhood.”