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Category Archives: author focus
A few weeks ago, Fort Wayne author Helen Frost led a children’s lit workshop at the Allen County Public Library, where she offered advice on historical research, “writing the other,” and not stressing too much about the children’s publishing industry. … Continue reading →
I was browsing through Seanan McGuire’s LiveJournal, having just begun exploring her Fae-verse in the e-novella, In Sea-Salt Tears (it’s a companion to Book 5 of the Toby Daye series, but it’s understandable enough for someone who hasn’t read the main … Continue reading →
My fifth-grade teacher used to hold raffles every few weeks as a reward for the students with good grades. He’d put their names in a box, and those who were picked (I don’t remember how many) got to choose from … Continue reading →
A lizard in a blizzard Got a snowflake in his gizzard And nothing else much happened, I’m afraid. But lizard rhymed with blizzard And blizzard rhymed with gizzard And that, my dear, is why most poems are made.* Sixteen years … Continue reading →
And we circle back to Postcards’ beginnings! As in October 2010, I drove up to Sheboygan, WI last weekend for the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival. Thankfully, the forecasted showers never came, so in addition to attending author presentations and visiting … Continue reading →
This morning I attended a lecture and mini workshop at my local library, led by YA author Siobhan Vivian. In a little room with paintings of princesses and castles on the walls, and a giant dragon on the floor, Vivian … Continue reading →
I took a day trip to Sheboygan, Wisconsin yesterday for WI’s first children’s book festival. First, I met Kathi Appelt, who writes the kinds of folklore-inspired fantasy novels that I’m dying to finally translate from brainwave to book. My inner 7-year-old … Continue reading →