CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Kim Chaffee joined our SCBWI critique group a few years back and was an instant shining light in her dedication to the
SHOW, DON’T TELL! Most of us have received that advice at least once in our writing careers. What does it mean? And how should you
Writing can often seem like a solitary occupation, and for a new writer this can be discouraging. Sometimes it feels like you’re writing in a
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
When the first book in the TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE series came out, I interviewed Ammi-Joan Paquette and Laurie A. Thompson on Writers’ Rumpus.
A Chip Off the Old Block is filled with puns, clever wordplay, important themes, geology, geography and beautiful illustrations. Jody Jensen Shaffer’s word play is laugh
By Sarah Lynne Reul Today is the launch of my debut picture book, THE BREAKING NEWS.THE BREAKING NEWS is about a girl who wants to make
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
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
What one professional hails as genius, another may label as slight. I’m challenging you to gather perspectives.
By Sarah Lynne Reul As you might remember, I absolutely love the Spring conference run by the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s