April 20, 2012
Event: Judy Blume in conversation with Times television critic Mary McNamara When: 2:30 p.m. Sat. Where: Bovard Auditorium on the USC Campus Information: http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
April 20, 2012 |
When "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" first came out, publisher Dutton did not send Judy Blume around the country to talk about it. "There were no book tours!" she says. "I don't think they sent children's book writers on tour. " That was in the 1970s, when Blume had a string of hits for young readers, from small children to those grappling with adolescence. "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret" (1970), "Then Again, Maybe I Won't" (1971), "Freckle Juice" (1971), "Deenie" (1973)
May 14, 2009 |
On May 5, subscribers to Planned Parenthood's mailing list received an e-mail from author Judy Blume. Cleverly headed "Are You There [Your Name Here]? It's me, Judy" (a reference to Blume's classic young-adult novel, "Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret"), the message made a pitch for Mother's Day donations. "It's not easy to be a mother these days," Blume wrote.
September 24, 2008 |
Judy Blume has written "a book for every conversation you do not want to have with your child," quipped one of the emcees at Blumesday -- a sold-out event celebrating the 70th birthday of the bestselling author at Hollywood's M Bar on Friday night.
December 1, 2004 |
Standing at the window in Judy Blume's Central Park West apartment is like looking out at Fudge territory. Remember Fudge, Peter Hatcher's incorrigible little brother? Remember when Fudge fell off the jungle gym in Central Park while Sheila (otherwise known as "Sheila the Great") was supposed to be watching him? Remember how the ambulance had to be called once because Fudge had swallowed Peter's turtle?
April 27, 2003
These days, it's easy for the bestselling novelist to maintain contact with the readership. Jennifer Weiner, whose 2001 debut "Good in Bed" chronicled the life and relationships of plus-size Cannie Shapiro, connects almost daily with her fan base via her Web log "SnarkSpot" (jenniferweiner.blogspot.com). She reports on her very advanced pregnancy ("Just got back from the doctor's. This baby is never leaving."