The weekly web ramble (6/8)

Links from the web jungle


– Via The New YorkerRay Badbury shares the inspiration behind his story, The Fire Balloons

Walter Dean Myer‘s keynote address from SLJ’s 2012 Day of Dialog:

– Peter Jackson’s latest vlog from the set of The Hobbit:


Neil Gaiman remembers Ray Bradbury and shares an intro he (Neil) wrote for The Machineries of Joy

– Ray Bradbury‘s 12 pieces of writing advice for young authors

Vicky Alver Shecter shares possible archaelogical evidence of female gladiators

Deanna Raybourn on why and how she writes


– Read an excerpt from For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

– Check out an excerpt of The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

– Read the first chapter of Who Could That Be At This Hour? by Lemony Snickets (aka Daniel Handler)

– Check out the first chapter of The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand