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  • Victoria Jamieson on Middle School: ‘You’re Not Alone in Feeling Like You’re All Alone’

    Victoria Jamieson on Middle School: ‘You’re Not Alone in Feeling Like You’re All Alone’0

    Author-illustrator Victoria Jamieson’s first novel, 2015’s Roller Girl, was an award-winning smash, detailing the adventures of Astrid, who navigates friendships, junior high, and roller derby camp. Roller Derby veteran Jamieson has released her follow-up, All’s Faire in Middle School, once again returning to the middle-grade market (ages 9-12), the graphic novel format, and a beloved setting from her

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  • Take 8 With Parenting Humorist ‘Bottlerocket’

    Take 8 With Parenting Humorist ‘Bottlerocket’0

    To his two daughters he’s known as “Dad,” but online he’s known as Bottlerocket, where he shares humorous pictures, videos, memes, and observations about family life. The 42-year-old Massachusetts father and his family first went viral and found online fame on now-defunct video-clip site Vine, but soon migrated to other platforms. Since, he’s racked up

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  • Quest For a Timeless Teddy Bear Leads Andover Mom to a New Career

    Quest For a Timeless Teddy Bear Leads Andover Mom to a New Career0

    For most first-time moms on maternity leave, their personal goals are basic. Take a shower. Eat. Get some sleep — if you’re lucky. But Michelle Whalen’s goals, while initially unplanned, turned out to be more ambitious: She created a company on her first maternity leave and launched it on her second. If that wasn’t impressive

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