missed connections

Today on the subway Jocelyn Davies and I saw a girl reading MOCKINGJAY and a guy reading CATCHING FIRE. On the very same subway car! We tried to stage a meet-cute between them, but they seemed to be not interested in our matchmaking skills. THEIR LOSS.

I enjoy working in kids’ books because sometimes a particular book will catch on, and then everyone will be like, “Say, have you read these ‘Harry Potter’ books?” Or, “I was hearing about something called ‘Twilight’ on NPR today…” Or two people on the same subway car will be reading Suzanne Collins books. And I can be like, “Oh, yeah. I read that years ago. Old news.”