Fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I love to escape our world for a moment and believe in the fantastical. However, my belief is
Today is the launch of my debut picture book, THE BREAKING NEWS.THE BREAKING NEWS is about a girl who wants to make things better after she
On February 14th Diana Haneski, the library media specialist at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, saved the lives of fifty students and
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: In this wonderful #kidlit world, Laura Sassi stood out as a kind, supportive, and talented author. She’s a frequent visitor here at
by Alli Brydon April is just around the corner, and it’s National Poetry Month! In honor of good ol’ verse, I wanted to talk about
Welcome to Part TWO of Vexing Vocabulary. Part ONE covered ME, MYSELF, & I, LESS/FEWER, YOUR/YOU’RE, ITS/IT’S, EFFECT/AFFECT, and TOWARD/TOWARDS. If you’d like TO read
In my day job as an editor in educational publishing, the formatting of a sample manuscript can determine whether I hire a freelance writer or
Looking to engage your reader and increase the emotional tension in your picture book? Write a purposeful page turn.
As an ELA/SAT tutor and member of multiple kidlit writing groups, I’ve noticed certain words cause more vexation than others. Worry no more! My goal
“I think humor has to work in service of the plot, not the other way around.” – Jerry Mahoney transparency fun fact: Sky Pony Press
As writers, we’re always looking for ways to better our craft. No one, no matter how successful, knows everything. One of the great things about
A Dash of Trouble is the kind of book that makes you smile as you read. Eleven year old Leo is impetuous, mischievous, curious and
I recently started revising my YA science fiction novel. I have very vivid pictures of each character in my head. When my critique partner read
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.