December 1 Writer Birthdays

1083 – Anna Komnene (also spelled Comnena), a Greek princess, scholar, doctor, hospital administrator, and the daughter of Emperor Alexios I Komnenos of Byzantium; she wrote the Alexiad, a historical account of her father’s reign. 1886 – Rex Stout, American writer of detective fiction, known for the character Nero Wolfe. 1895 – Henry Williamson, EnglishContinue reading “December 1 Writer Birthdays”

King of the School Story

I am so sad to hear that author Andrew Clements passed away yesterday, at the age of 70. He wrote 80 books for children and young adults, and was best known for Frindle and his other middle-grade “school stories.” In fact, few authors write a school story as well as Andrew Clements did, and youngContinue reading “King of the School Story”

Welcome to My Blog!

Hello, I’m Cathy. I have had a blog, The Petrini Page, since 2007. But my old host company has become a problem, so it’s time to upgrade to a new one. I hope to copy a lot of my old posts onto this new page, but it could take a while, so bear with me.Continue reading “Welcome to My Blog!”