Grace Lin may not know it yet, but she can heal a tortured heart. This is a power that the best creators of books for
Last summer, I was honored to be selected as the illustrator for the NESCBWI17 logo. The logo is used as a Facebook header, profile icon and general
I’ve written resolutions on New Year’s Day faithfully since I was 8 year old. And somehow writing resolutions have almost always appeared. Some years I needed the writing resolutions more than others. Until I got married, I hardly needed them…I have 65 filled journals to prove my writing was free and unfettered!
With end of November last week, many people in the writing community struggled with finishing their 50K word goal for NaNoWriMo. If you were one
I don’t know how you guys have been in the last couple weeks, but I’ve been feeling confused and a bit lost. Half the time
This is a story about book people, a table, and some croc-a-mole. Once upon a time Ron McCutchan, then Art Director for Cricket Magazine, had
Writers’ Rumpus has lost one of our own. I was surprised to discover, when I looked back through our writing group’s attendance lists, that Liz
One child at a time, or sometimes en masse, Rick Riordan uses his superstar power to transform kids into readers. In a previous article titled
Motivational posters are often parodied (like the one with the kitty above). But without it you won’t get too far out of bed, or off the couch, or reach your writing goals.
I am proud to say that soon I will be a Clavis Books author. I loved their books and mission from the moment I Googled
Brian Lies, the renowned author and illustrator of the Bats books (Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, Bats at the Ballgame, Bats in
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
(This is the final entry in a three-part series – earlier posts here: Part 1: Iterations and Part 2: Planning) Finally, my favorite point – observation. Animation, illustration
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