Let’s be honest, writing can be sometimes frustrating at its best, and daunting at its worst. I have sat staring at a computer screen with
Lots of people tell me I’m funny. Okay, some people tell me I’m funny. Fine, my mom tells me I’m funny. Either way, putting comedy
Here is a riddle for you. What is harder than obtaining a publishing contract in the children’s book world? Saying no to said contract. I
Ever since my first SCBWI conference I have touted the importance of attending these functions to every writer who asks me how to get published.
In honor of the release of Monster Needs to Go to School, the sixth book in the Monster&Me series published by Mighty Media Press, I wanted
Okay I might be exaggerating a tiny bit with the title of this blog, but it is an intimidating transition nonetheless. I am a picture
An Open Letter to Celebrity Children’s Book Writers My wife did something shocking that rocked the foundation of our marriage. A betrayal so heinous I
What happens when you, the type of writer who writes solely from inspiration, is asked by your publisher to write about a topic you never
I just returned from the 2015 NESCBWI conference a couple of weeks ago and like always, it was fantastic! How many times do you get to
Procrastination, negotiation, dramatically, in-lieu; these are words that you probably would not expect to appear in a picture book. Which, in my opinion, is unfortunate.
By Paul Czajak Slush pile. Two words writers hate. So much so that I use it like a swear, “What the Slush pile!!” But it is
Right now I sit in my house and it is silent. A silence that some have described as the deep breath before the plunge. Well,
[UPDATE: Scarletta has been rebranded as Mighty Media Press.] Those of you who know me know that I have been very lucky with the fact
Just recently I was interviewed by the Boston Herald about my series Monster&Me. Specifically Monster Needs A Costume, since it will be available in Target
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Not for me but for Monster Needs His Sleep! Yes, the second book in the Monster & Me™ series hits the shelves
By Paul Czajak I had a wonderful experience last week during World Read Aloud Day, when I was able to set up several classroom visits