A story for The Moth, about spelling bees, Martha Stewart, and being raised by lawyers

Questions people ask

Kelly Reichardt’s new film, Certain Women, is based on short stories from Half in Love and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It

The story “O Tannenbaum” on “Just What I Wanted,” Episode 606 of This American Life

On the question, “How do you write for kids, if you don’t have them?” in the New York Times

Read “Madame Lazarus,” a short story in The New Yorker

“Madame Lazarus” was in The Best American Short Stories 2015, edited by T.C. Boyle

Read “The Proxy Marriage” in The New Yorker

Q&A with The New Yorker about “The Proxy Marriage” (warning: there are spoilers)

Maile reads Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen, in bed for Bedstock ’15

Q&A about kids’ books, adult books, and writing in general, with The Millions

Q&A about The Apprentices

Breakfast on Mars, new essay models for kids, edited by Brad Wolfe and Rebecca Stern

A summer road trip with Colin Meloy, for the NPR series “Mom and Dad’s Record Collection”

On rereading books (and J.D. Salinger’s Nine Stories) for Page-Turner, The New Yorker’s books blog

On writing for kids, for the Wall Street Journal

A headless child reviews The Apothecary

Cristin Milioti narrates The Apothecary series audiobooks

Penguin’s website for The Apothecary

Penguin USA’s teaching guide for The Apothecary

The New York Times Book Review Sketchbook: Summer Shares, by Leanne Shapton

Q&A for The Write Question, Montana Public Radio

You Must Read This”: Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, for All Things Considered

Stray Questions from “Paper Cuts,” the New York Times Book Review editors’ blog

The Hum Inside the Skull, Revisited, for the New York Times Book Review

The 2007 list of Granta’s 21 Best Young American Novelists

Maile’s brother is Colin Meloy of The Decemberists (see the summer road trip).

Ian Schoenherr is the illustrator of The Apothecary

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