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“Writing a multi-book series is a bit like trying to get your arms around an elephant: even if and when you succeed, you feel like you have been stretched to the breaking point. This fall, the authors of several bestselling YA series delivered concluding books. We asked each how they started, how they managed, and how they felt when it was over.”
“Gonna go out on a limb here and say that most people probably don’t know that these movies have literary origins because the film versions are just as good, if not—in some cases at least—better!”
“‘I remember … saying, ‘Look, there’s mommy!’ And then suddenly becoming aware of two women who were shopping in the department next to us, saying to one another, ‘Isn’t that sweet? That little girl thinks her mother is Mary Poppins,’ Hamilton says. ‘That was the first time I understood that my mom’s job was perhaps a little different.’
Andrews looks back on her early life in Hollywood in the new memoir, Home Work, which she co-wrote with Hamilton. It’s the 32nd book that the mother and daughter duo have written together.”