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Fenwick doubles Ana Sprajcer, Rylee Brennan climb their way to state
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The Big Questions: Author Jen Lancaster on bucket lists, conservatism and (not) writing about sex
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The Big Questions: Author Jen Lancaster on bucket lists, conservatism and (not) writing about sex Arts & Entertainment
The Big Questions: Author Jen Lancaster on bucket lists, conservatism and (not) writing about sex
Jen Lancaster has built a career on reinventing herself. In “Such a Pretty Fat,” she tackled weight loss. In “My Fair Lazy,” she sought high culture. In “The Tao of Martha,” she lived a life informed by Martha Stewart. In recent years, Lancaster has also reinvented herself as a novelist, most recently with the sibling rivalry of “Twisted Sisters” and time-traveling delirium of “Here I Go Again.” Below is an excerpt of our wide-ranging conversation, which included musings on regret, “Twilight,” her bucket list and why she’ll never write a sex scene. You can listen to the entire interview on our podcast “The Big Questions,” available on iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube.
Oct. 23 10:07 a.m. |
The Big Questions: Author Wendy McClure on orphan trains, Laura Ingalls Wilder and ‘un-remembering’ Arts & Entertainment
The Big Questions: Author Wendy McClure on orphan trains, Laura Ingalls Wilder and ‘un-remembering’
Author Wendy McClure’s writing is expansive — not only because her books cover vast geographic areas and topics, but also because she writes for both children and adults with depth and understanding. Best known for her memoir “The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie” and her “Wanderville” series, McClure also writes a pop culture column for Bust magazine and edits The Boxcar Children books for Albert Whitman and Co.
Oct. 16 6:12 a.m. |


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