When I first got into this industry, I didn’t even realize that author/illustrator school visits were a thing! I had so much to learn about
I first met Hannah Holt in the 12×12 forum and then later in person at an SCBWI conference. She is a light in the kidlit
Lots of people tell me I’m funny. Okay, some people tell me I’m funny. Fine, my mom tells me I’m funny. Either way, putting comedy
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: My writing path crossed with Paul’s when he first joined our local NESCBWI critique group. We continued to share our writing journey
Walk, run, or skate to your nearest bookseller or library: today is Roller Boy’s book birthday!
The Boston Teen Author Festival (BTAF18) opened its doors to more than 600 lit-crazed readers and writers this past Saturday and I was lucky enough to be
I am always looking for new and exciting tools to help with my writing. While editing my latest novel I came across the Hemingway Editor.
This past Tuesday, my 8th picture book was released. LOST IN THE LIBRARY: A STORY OF PATIENCE & FORTITUDE is the first picture book about
What types of books do you read on sultry summer days and nights? I’ll admit that sometimes I enjoy a fluffy romantic fantasy. But creepy
“The writer has to take the most used, most familiar objects — nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs — ball them together and make them bounce.” —
Recently, my book PET THE PETS (my third book … and very first novelty/lift –the-flap book) was released into the world! The concept began as
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: When I first started my own writing career, it seemed every #kidlit event I went to I’d bump into Anne Broyles. And
Today’s the day that my second picture book, ALLIE ALL ALONG, becomes available wherever books are sold! On the surface, the story is about toddler
The school year is upon us, folks! As some of us gear up to get our kids ready again, let’s sharpen our structure skills with