Today, October 27th, 2020 is a pretty special day for me. Two books, for which I wrote the words, are being released (amazingly, they’re my
I’m a huge fan of podcasts and their wealth of free content available at just the tap of the screen. Last November I even wrote
Publishers, agents, authors, and illustrators now heroically face an invisible foe. However, creative people have powerful solutions and wise workarounds to battle this hazard. The
This Boy, by best-selling New York Times author Lauren Myracle, is set to be released by Walker Books US, a division of Candlewick Press,
Welcome back for another roundup of online opportunities for picture book writers and illustrators. Scroll through the whole list–February has some amazing events that happen
Writing picture books is not easy. It is a concentrated, deep, and selective process which we consider an art.
Do you write or illustrate picture books? Throughout 2020, Writers’ Rumpus will post a monthly list of online challenges, courses, contests, and events for picture
With so many wonderful Writers’ Rumpus posts to choose from, it’s always a delightful challenge to decide which to include in my annual review.
Sure, authors get acknowledgement pages to wax poetic about all the many, many people who help turn a manuscript into an actual book, but sometimes an
Last Saturday Deborah Sampson (aka Robert Shurtlieff) gave a stirring performance at my library. In reality, talented historical reenactor Judith Kalaora brought to life the
The free online education offered during Reading for Research Month (ReFoReMo) challenges writers to read picture books for writing research. Each weekday of March features
Join a group! It really helps. In 2018 our members & associates had 12 Books published, 3 republished, 4 translations, 3 agent signings, 3 award
It’s the end of November, and with it goes another YA’LL Fest. This was my third YA’LL Fest, and each year I learn valuable information.
YALLFest is an annual November event in Charleston, South Carolina, celebrating young adult literature and its authors. Essentially, it’s a book festival that brings together
Walk, run, or skate to your nearest bookseller or library: today is Roller Boy’s book birthday!
The Boston Teen Author Festival (BTAF18) opened its doors to more than 600 lit-crazed readers and writers this past Saturday and I was lucky enough to be