I started this website in 2004, under the name Yankeefog.Com, to share my observations as an American living in London. As the years went by, I posted here less often. That was partly because the speed and brevity of Twitter made it much easier than blogging. But it was also because I was channeling my observations about the strangeness of London life into fiction, in the form of a novel for children called The City of Secret Rivers.
Now, after a decade of writing and rewriting, the novel is finally seeing the light of day. In the US, it’s being published by Random House Books for Young Readers as Hyacinth & The Secrets Beneath. In the UK, it’s being released by Walker Books under its original title.
With a new book — and a new focus as a children’s author — I thought it was time for a new website. Yankeefog.com will still lead you here, but I’ve got a new and less ambiguous URL: jacobsagerweinstein.com. I’ve also got a new design, thanks to Websy Daisy.
Over the next few months, I’ll be sharing news and reviews here. In the meantime, look around. I hope you’ll enjoy the new JacobSagerWeinstein.com.