“When you learn vocabulary words in school, you memorize the definition. And you have a good idea of what the words mean. But it’s not until you feel them that you really grasp the definition. I have known what the word ‘helpless’ means for a long time. And ‘desperate.’ But I’ve never felt them. Feeling them is different. They fill your chest with a horrible sense of ‘dread’ and ‘guilt’ and ‘despair.’ Those are more vocabulary words that you can’t fully understand until you feel them.”
Vivian Kirkfield’s cheerful personality, supportive nature, and incredible generosity shine through in everything she does. She’s a genuine cheerleader for everyone in the kidlit community.
I’ve decided that 2019 is going to be my best year ever. Here are 6 books that have already paved the way for my best
I just returned from a picture book boot camp with Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Not only are they a powerful teaching and
Zed awoke early the next morning, still groggy from the night’s celebrations. His teeth ached from too much ambrosia. Zed’s mother would pop a kettle
I first met Hannah Holt in the 12×12 forum and then later in person at an SCBWI conference. She is a light in the kidlit