Reviews and Other Reindeer Games

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The Other Way Around has been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus in the last month and both reviews were very positive. I’m excited and hoping this means libraries and booksellers will want to carry it.

If you want to read the reviews, here are the links: Publisher’s Weekly, Kirkus

Here is a bit of Holiday/Family fun courtesy of my personal word-nerdery:

 If your last name were a verb or adjective -what would it mean?

Examples: to Kaufman means to run back into the house (for snacks, extra layers, or books) three times before actually pulling away in the car. (It’s either that or something to do with non-lascivious public nudity.)

This next one is from dear friend Alex Grindle who said that to Grindle means to give one’s opinion forcefully in an inappropriate setting.

Of course if you’re like me and didn’t change your name after marriage then you’re speaking about yourself and/or your family of origin. If you’re talking about your inlaws it can be a bit trickier.

Feel free to leave your contributions in the comments here or on fb.

Happy Everything To You!

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    • Love it! I have to add an adjective version of Kaufman which refers to the state food is in when it is just about to go bad (but you eat it anyway).

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