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)


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 and The Apprentices 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


Maile is (sometimes) on Twitter:

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