CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Leslea Newman is a well-known, award-winning #kidlit author. We are honored to have her here on Writers’ Rumpus. Leslea, you have quite
What better gift can there be for a children’s book author or illustrator than being part of an organization like the Society of Children’s Book
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I “met” Tina Cho through social media. Someone connected us on Instagram when I posted a page from my YOU KNOW WHAT?
The annual spring conference for NESCBWI is coming this weekend! That means a weekend full of workshops and keynote speakers, of being critiqued by agents
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
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
By Dianna Sanchez I participated in the Arlington (Massachusetts) Book Festival last weekend, one of three on a panel discussing revision, and the moderator popped
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
By Wendy Leiserson It started with an idea and a passion. To write. To find readers. And to get paid. Six months ago I decided
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.
Confused by what Mama, wist je dat? means? Well, it’s the title of my new picture book, YA KNOW WHAT?, but in Dutch. Let me
This week is our Third Blogiversary! That’s three years of “butt in chair” commitment to writing, illustrating, blogging, and all the other activities that keep
Since you are already reading this blog, you obviously want to be a writer. There’s no doubt about it and I applaud you. Seriously, it
This past weekend I was fortunate to attend the annual spring conference of the New England chapter of SCBWI. This year’s conference theme was “The
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met the talented author/illustrator Elizabeth O. Dulemba at the wonderful writers’ retreat, Kindling Words a few years ago. When I read