A.C.E. BAUER has been telling stories ever since she could talk (some were real whoppers). After learning how to write, she began handing them out as gifts to her family. Ms. Bauer took a break from writing for a while when she was a lawyer helping poor people, writing legal briefs, and telling stories about her clients. She has returned to fiction and now writes for children of all ages. Born and raised in Montreal, she spends most of the year in Connecticut, but returns to Canada whenever she can.
Late one summer afternoon in 2018, my mentee and I were heading back to my mentee’s house from an event the two of us had just attended. We cruised along a 50 mph-zone of a Connecticut state highway, listening to a local hip-hop station. Traffic was light and moving fast. We crested a huge hill, and I let the car
We adopted a puppy a little over a week ago. Iko is still tiny (about 4 lbs), and at the Trouble stage — with a capital T, and that rhymes with P, and that stands for Puppy. (Five points if you know the reference.) Anything at nose level becomes game for his attention, chewing, and/or ingestion, forcing us to keep
My job as a writer of fiction is to tell stories, good stories; at least, that is what I believe. And good stories, when you are writing about people, means reflecting the truth of the world around them — whether it’s about the habits of the older lady in the apartment upstairs, or how a cook tiptoes around the politics