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
By Sarah Lynne Reul (This is the final entry in a three-part series – earlier posts here: Part 1: Iterations and Part 2: Planning) Finally, my favorite point
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
What do Ezra Jack Keats, Sylvia Plath, Stephen King, Richard Avedon, Truman Capote, Robert McClosky, and Andy Warhol have in common, besides being incredibly creative?
By Carol Ekster I learned about the powerful quote below, by Maya Angelou, when an instructor shared it in spin class. It touched me. Wanting
by Carol Gordon Ekster In June, Writers’ Rumpus celebrated its first blogiversary. I’m continuing the celebration in this post, making it last the entire summer!
By Carol Gordon Ekster I did a blog hop awhile back and the talented Sarah Albee was one of the authors I interviewed. I remember
You probably know that feeling. You get an email back from a publisher and read something like, “This is a sweet story, but we already