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
Cathy Stefanec Ogren: Meet Janie Reinart. Whether she’s writing, teaching, puppeteering, performing interactive musical stories, clowning around, or presiding as a poet-in-residence at an elementary
Odd couple characters abound in children’s books. If you think for a moment, I bet you can rattle off a bunch. There’s Frog and Toad,
You meant to write—you really did—but life got in the way. Things got busy, summer arrived, you took a vacation and never fell back into
When I was a child in the eighties, there was almost nothing that made me happier than locking myself away in my bedroom or playroom,
In April of 2020 a remarkable picture book was released into the world. Inspired by the author’s childhood experience, the story follows the life cycle
Critiquing the work of others brings an ultra-awareness to the all-encompassing task of writing picture books. With fresh eyes, you present considerations and questions for others that are important to think about in your own writing, too. But when it comes to critiquing your own stories, fresh eyes are harder to come by.
The year 2020 did such a bang-up job on so many writers that here were are, nearly halfway through 2021, and most of us are
I have started building a library of books for my new son. Even though he is brand new, we read to him all the time,