Me and Finn Mayer, the actor who plays Ovid

My son Dave came to my play. He read the audio book. Loved the play.

Some of the cast with Dave

Tom, my son who did all the drawing in the play, and I at the opening of the play

James filmed the play for his documentary about the making of the play.

Me and my husband Doug at the Oscars (He's no longer with us on this earth.)

Me and my mom, Grandma Mitz, at the Oscars

me, tom, james, grandma mitz on kodak stage

on the Kodak stage after the show

Doug and I at "Unfinished" premiere (He's no longer with us on this earth.)

My son Dave and I at the Governor's Ball after the Oscars, in the Kodak Theater

My son Tom and Julia, Oscar night

James and I at the premiere of "Unfinished" a film by James and Gus Van Sant

At Oscar mominees interview in L.A.

My Oscar dress

common sense media and play of Metamorphosis

February 23, 2010

Children's Theater of Palo Alto asked me to write a play of my novel Metamorphosis. It's a challenge but a lot of fun to change the form and include all the crazy elements of the book. Which brings up my latest concern. Common sense media is posting very narrow reviews on Barnes and Noble. They note language, drug mention, etc., but don't seem to describe how these elements fit into the overall theme of the book.


  1. March 20, 2010 1:38 AM EDT
    I need a METAMORPHOSE...Looking for directions for life, I need light, peace...away from me sorrow,the cup,I do not drink.Why?Why?Lord Healing the pain of the way...
    This is a pain I feel in my life
    - Naide Moura

Selected Books

1.YA novel
Illustrated by Tom Franco, audio version by James and Dave Franco
2. poetry
"An amazing collection...cover(s) all things cat."
4. teen-written anthology
"The vertigo-inducing realm of romantic love is captured in this unforgettable collection..."
3. Picture book
"Franco's spirited poems...Jenkins' masterful collage work."
--Booklist, starred review
6. picture book
"Celebrate the free concert that birds perform..."
--Publisher's Weekly, starred review
7. picture book
"Word lovers might stand a better chance of becoming math lovers..."
-Horn Book, starred review
8. children's poetry
"the bouncy, humorous poems include an amazing variety of math concepts ...delivered with a light touch"
--Kirkus Review
5. teen-written poetry anthologies
"...honest, raw and sometimes tender selections..."
-School Library Journal