Mara Wilson Writes Stuff

Hi. My name is Mara. Sometimes I write stuff.

Category: Writing

My book Where Am I Now? is out September 13th, 2016!

I know, I know, I haven’t updated this in forever. I’ve written some other places, but I’ve mostly been busy with my book — which, incidentally, comes out September 13th! As a peace offering and a placeholder, here is a link to PRE-ORDER MY BOOK!

Me and My Saltines

Hey, emetophobes! Maybe don’t read this. Eat some Saltines instead. So let me explain my deep, abiding love for America’s favorite soda cracker. Saltines, to me, are more than a cracker. They are a lifesaver. It’s a bold statement, I know, and one that makes even less sense to those who grew up outside of […]

Things I’ve Been Doing

So I’ve been busy working on my book. Yes, actually working on it, not procrastinating. You can expect a new blog post in the next few weeks, but in the meantime, here are some things I’ve been doing! I’m featured on The Toast, one of my favorite websites! I wrote about The B.Y. Times, a now […]

Answers For My Younger Self

Dear Young Mara, Hey, you! It’s me, you at twenty-seven. I’m here to tell you one of your biggest dreams is coming true: you’re going to be an author! Congratulations! It’s finally happening. While I’m here, though, is there anything you want to know? Yes, you can ask anything. Yes, I’m going to answer your questions like […]

Quick Update Regarding Robin Williams

Everybody grieves in their own way. When I heard about Robin’s death, I was shocked, confused angry, regretful, and above all, sad. All I wanted was to talk to my family and friends and cry. A few news outlets asked if I would be willing to talk about him on the air, and while I usually like […]

Updates, and a Note on Night Vale

So, once again, it’s been a while. But can you blame me? (Well, I guess you couldn’t, but don’t.) I’ve been busy. First, I’m promoting and performing my storytelling and comedy show What Are You Afraid Of? It’s all about fears and phobias, dealing with them, and laughing at them. If you are in the […]

Notes on a Scandal, or My Only Truly Horrifying Memory from Sex Ed

WARNING: this entry might be disturbing or triggering for some readers. There will be no graphic details, but a crime was committed and will be discussed. Nobody likes their middle school. But in retrospect, mine was actually a pretty good place. We had encouraging teachers, a nice campus, fun electives, and only one or two […]

Seven Things That Happened In The Past Few Weeks

It’s been a busy few weeks. So much has happened that’s blog-worthy, I couldn’t write separate entries for all of them — or perhaps writing for Cracked has gone to my head. Anyway, here’s what’s been happening. 1. San Francisco and Night Vale Live I have been to San Francisco twice in the past two […]

My Romance

It was the summer of 2000, and my sister and I were bored. We had been sitting in London Heathrow Airport for hours, and I had already read and reread my UK copy of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire twice. We would be there for hours more, and swapping Rocko’s Modern Life quotes […]

A Request and a Warning

When I first started dating my ex-boyfriend Algernon, he said, “I should tell you, sometimes I need a little time to myself.” He was a good-natured, philosophical mathematician (read: a nerd), and every now and then he needed time to be alone to read or write or just to think. I immediately heaved a sigh […]