When I needed to find a professional to review a contract I had been offered, a number of people suggested Mary Flower, a veteran lawyer
Nine-year-old Miranda and I went for a walk. She told me what she thinks about books. Here’s what she said. Topics that some kids like
“Armstrong-Ellis fills the page with slime and sludge, and careful readers will even spy monster-themed parodies of works from da Vinci, Cassatt, George Rodrigue, and
We see hundreds of excellent children’s books each year published here in the U.S., but what about those published in other countries? The rest of
As one of my heroes, the Dalai Lama, once said…“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
most visuals by author Here’s something for writers and illustrators to consider: the painful physical effects of your work. Don’t laugh. I kid you not.
Do you have a completed manuscript? Have you been subbing it to agents, but have not found the perfect fit yet? There’s a new and
There are two aspects to each story— what it is about and how it is written. Three young adult novels I’ve read over a span
Are you certain you know who you are writing for and what species of story you’ve concocted? These two significant pieces of information must be
Mobility increases productivity. Although you write B.I.C. (Jane Yolen’s famous rule #1 on writing: keep your “Butt in Chair”), that chair now has wings. With
What do Ezra Jack Keats, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Robert McClosky, and Andy Warhol have in common, besides being incredibly creative?
Post #4: Morris Award Finalist Blog Tour Week YALSA’s Morris Award honors the year’s best young adult novel by a debut author. The Morris Award