word craft


Summer Blog Series: Sarah Suk

From Avi: As I did last sum­mer, I’ve invit­ed 13 admired mid­dle grade authors to write for my blog for the next three months. I hope you’ll tune in each Tues­day to see who has answered these three ques­tions. You should have a list of ter­rif­ic books to read and share and read aloud by the end of the sum­mer … along with new authors to follow!

Your favorite book on writing:

Bird by Bird: Some Instruc­tions on Writ­ing and Life by Anne Lam­ott. It’s fun­ny, thought­ful, and wise, and helps me feel more present to both my writ­ing and the world.

Reading aloud from my books:

Trou­ble­mak­er by John Cho (on which I was a co-writer). It’s action packed and not too long, and if you’re read­ing aloud with some­one, it presents many oppor­tu­ni­ties for discussion.

Where do you write most often?

These days, in a cor­ner of my kitchen table where my apart­ment gets a lot of light.


Stay tuned for Sarah’s next book, The Space Between, which launch­es on Octo­ber 31, 2023. Sev­en­teen-year-old Aimee Roh has Sen­so­ry Time Warp Syn­drome, a rare con­di­tion that caus­es her to time trav­el to a moment in her life when she smells some­thing linked to that mem­o­ry. Her dad is con­vinced she’ll sim­ply grow out of it if she tries hard enough, but Aimee’s fear of van­ish­ing at ran­dom has kept her from liv­ing a nor­mal life.

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