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,
As someone who wrote a high school term paper on the Crimean War, I was thrilled when Candlewick offered the opportunity to review Mary Seacole
On June 26th, 2020, I posted an article here titled, Let’s Keep The Conversation Going…, The daily news of the gruesome death of George Floyd
Show them some love: flashbacks are powerful if used purposefully and introduced clearly.
One book shows the edge habitat between a brown author growing up and the natural world that inspires her. The other is about four friends,
NORTHBOUND: A Train Ride Out of Segregation, written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award Winner James E.
Guest Post by Almitra Clay Especially for all you NaNoWri-mers with fresh drafts, here’s a reprise of a popular post. As I have rewritten the
Happy Holidays to one and all in what has been the most tumultuous year many of us have ever experienced. As 2020 draws to a close (phew!), at least one thing remains unchanged: it’s time once again for the annual Writers’ Rumpus Review!