CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Kim Harrington, a fan of Writers’ Rumpus, is an acclaimed author with Scholastic, Penguin, and Sterling Childrens Books. I interviewed her below.
of Rob Broder is Publisher of Ripple Grove Press, an independent, family-run children’s book publishing company. He and his wife Amanda started Ripple Grove Press
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Laya, what led you to become a writer for children? LAYA STEINBERG: The one-word answer: children. Mine. I know, that’s two words. Probably
Do you have a complete Young Adult or Middle Grade Manuscript? Are you still stuck on edits? Do you need a hand to get you
Like every industry, the publishing industry has a set of rules. Rules which both publishers and agents expect authors to follow. Many amazingly written manuscripts
Rob is generously giving away a personalized signed copy of his brand-new book, RODZILLA, illustrated by Dan Santat. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at this link
One of the great things about social media is the many writing communities that have formed. Through Twitter, many established authors have selflessly taken time
Confused by what Mama, wist je dat? means? Well, it’s the title of my new picture book, YA KNOW WHAT?, but in Dutch. Let me
Over the past month, I have been sending out query letters to agents for my middle grade science fiction manuscript. Writing the query letter took much
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met the talented author/illustrator Elizabeth O. Dulemba at the wonderful writers’ retreat, Kindling Words a few years ago. When I read
As creatives, we color by numbers all the time without even realizing it. We want to know if ____ is working for others and if ____ is normal and if ____ has ever happened to our creative friends.
If you’ve been in the query trenches before, or if you’re about to jump in, you probably know that there a few ways to get
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I was fortunate to experience Jane Yolen’s magical picture book boot camp with so many wonderful moments, and so many awesome authors there
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: First of all, congratulations, Kristen! That’s quite an undertaking to buy a small press. Since my second book, Ruth the Sleuth and