“I can’t say my name. Not because it’s a secret or anything. Honestly I’d shout it into a microphone right now if I could. I’d give up anything to be able to do that. Even my guitar-playing fingertip calluses, which took like a million hours to get. The first half-million hours hurt. A lot.”
Hi, again. Some of you may remember me from a few blog posts I wrote here on Writers’ Rumpus in 2021. I dipped my toe
Before you turn the page on 2021, please join me in reviewing a sample of the wonderful posts that were offered this past year.
Carol Gordon Ekster: Adria, welcome to Writers’ Rumpus! Your debut picture book My Sister, Daisy, illustrated by Linus Curci, Capstone, 2021 came out in September.
While seeming to have little in common, the urge to escape can unite those who otherwise live separate lives. That unity benefits all. How might
IngredientsA pair of reading glassesYour favorite penNotebook of your choosingDash of timePinch of inspiration Combine the dash of time with a pinch of inspiration and
Happy Book Birthday to THE BACKYARD SECRETS OF DANNY WEXLER by talented author Karen Pokras. This middle grade novel takes readers back to 1978, to
Allow me to propose a writing challenge. That thought was inspired by two books that have missed their mark. See if you agree that the
Many of today’s career authors maintain websites, blogs, YouTube channels and other online resources where they share their hard-earned writing wisdom, that is, the advice that got them from pre-published writers to the successful authors they are today.
Julie Hedlund is a wearer of many hats, and a woman of many talents. Her new picture book OVER, BEAR! UNDER, WHERE? is full of
I grew up in a household where everything was a party. No, not THAT kind of party. We had tooth brushing parties, bedtime parties, getting
Groundbreaking science, rampaging nature, and colorful characters intertwine in this 2nd Maggie and Nate mystery by talented middle grade author Summer Rachel Short. As the