One of the things I like best about being a writer actively involved in critique groups is the opportunity to review ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies).
I received an Advanced Reader Copy of the U.S. edition in return for an honest review. Thirteen-year-old Elliot lives in constant fear of everything. Some
That Inevitable Victorian Thing, a YA novel by E.K. Johnson is delightfully historically mind-bending. The premise: What if Queen Victoria I persevered and grew the British
I discovered Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog when I first began writing children’s books. I loved her Perfect Picture Book posts and I was even
You say you love picture books, but you’re ready to venture into chapter books? Look no further! Princess Cora and the Crocodile, a picture book-storybook hybrid, just arrived and features the best of both worlds. The reader will not be disappointed by the Newbery/Caldecott winning pair of Laura Amy Schlitz and Brian Floca.
I firmly believe that picture books are for everyone. In my work as a marriage and family therapist I utilize bibliotherapy (the use of books
As we start this new year 2017 of writing and illustrating books, consider all the children of this earth. Universal themes underlie the best stories
I didn’t expect to read about being creative over my holiday vacation week. I expected to BE creative, to do some writing during a family
Recently I traveled almost the length of Cuba on a people to people, educational tour, something only possible recently because I am an American.
1. Sam is an authentic teenaged girl with OCD who has successfully hidden her condition from her friends. She spends every second worrying about how
By Carol Ekster I read everything I can about children’s books – the SCBWI Bulletin, Children’s Writers Magazine, kidlit blogs, Publisher’s Weekly, etc., so I