Do you ever get a book idea in your head but don’t know where it’s going? Do you find that you have a saggy middle?
The Dark Lord Elithor’s daughter, Clementine, lives a lonely life in the Valley of the Seven Sisters—too evil—and, it must be said, too uppity—to fit
This July, two middle grade books took me on a journey to new countries with beautiful and authentic description of setting. As Jennifer Baker said
“Charlie did know that. He knew a lot of things: that his dad’s promotion at the museum of natural history meant a lot of trips
“When you learn vocabulary words in school, you memorize the definition. And you have a good idea of what the words mean. But it’s not until you feel them that you really grasp the definition. I have known what the word ‘helpless’ means for a long time. And ‘desperate.’ But I’ve never felt them. Feeling them is different. They fill your chest with a horrible sense of ‘dread’ and ‘guilt’ and ‘despair.’ Those are more vocabulary words that you can’t fully understand until you feel them.”
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When I was a child, oh, nine or ten years old, I desperately wanted to believe that I was adopted. It wasn’t because my parents
Review of The ONE and ONLY IVAN by Katherine Applegate Yes, I am talking about the 2013 Newbery Award winner. I read it back then
Fantasy is one of my favorite genres. I love to escape our world for a moment and believe in the fantastical. However, my belief is
Last month, I took a break from writing, and decided to use my time to read instead. I dug out my library card, and headed
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Kim Harrington, a fan of Writers’ Rumpus, is an acclaimed author with Scholastic, Penguin, and Sterling Childrens Books. I interviewed her below.
T.J. Wooldridge, better known as Trisha to her friends, is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in Massachusetts. She caught my eye with her