Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Friday, January 22, 2010


Welcome to my first ever blog, Léna'sLitLife. I have taken immediate action and created this due to pressure from my agent, Edward Necarlsumer. We met yesterday for lunch at Patroon on 46th street to celebrate not only finishing the loose galleys and seeing a beautiful jacket sketch for EDGES, but for having an actual publication date! Yes folks, EDGES will be available for your reading pleasure on December 7th, 2010, just in time for the holidays!

My teeth bit down on a large piece of scrumptious grilled shrimp when Edward, looking dapper in his gray suit, looked at me intensely with his green eyes.
"Léna," he said. "I think that now is the time for you to get serious about blogging." Now, let me tell you, this isn't a new topic for us. He has mentioned it several times as a "good idea", and I have blithely laughed it off. But he was looking at me as if he wouldn't take "no" for an answer.
"But what will I write about?" I asked after swallowing the shrimp. "What could I possibly say on a regular basis that would be of interest?" He took a sip of his diet coke, making me fill the silence and answer my own question. "Okay, so I'll write about this process, writing, what I'm reading, my grandmother, Newbery Award winner Madeleine L'Engle, teaching, my life in books."
"And people will ask you questions, will give you topics to write about. You can interview other authors, attach links of articles you like . . ." Edward continued brainstorming.
"Okay then - what should I call it?"
"Léna'sLitLife," said Edward, without batting an eyelash. So Edward, I dedicate my very first post to you!


  1. yay lena! your blog is going to rock

  2. Well done! A great beginning! You're a great example. Might give me the courage to try!


    a long-time admirer in San Francisco!

    How do blogs work? Do people have to identify themselves?

  3. Hey from your BIGGEST fan in North Carolina! I can't wait for "Edges" to come out and I love that you're now with Girls Write Now! That it soooo cool. I know Madeleine is smiling down from the Cosmos loving your creative journey!!

    Armfuls of love, inspiration and success,
    xoxoxo Dorothy

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