Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tiny House, Big Message

I've written about Iowa City message man Gregory Paul Johnson and his Small House Society before. Now it seems he is taking his show on the road with his tiny-house bromantic partner Jay Shafer, who's been on Oprah talking mini-mansions. The New York Times just did a write-up of their road trip. Author Steven Kurutz says they look like tiny birdhouses. I said they resemble a child's playhouse. I think that means that Steven Kurutz is probably 80 at heart and I'm 4.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Everyone Loves Magical Sarah

My story on Sarah Prineas got reprinted with some updates on the cover of the latest issue of ArtScene Iowa. By the time I caught up with Sarah again, she was just delivering the manuscript for the second novel in her children's fantasy series, The Magic Thief. She had lost her editor and had gained a new, illustrious one at HarperCollins. I wonder if her kids know how cool their mom is. It's been my experience that they won't figure it out until they're about 26.