Category: writing

The Word on the Street

What’s the Word on the Street? Visit today’s Word on the Street Blog to find out, and get answers to five tough questions that teen blogger Saambavi Mano asked me about my newest novel, All Good Children. Be sure to check out other author interviews on the Blog, and… Continue Reading “The Word on the Street”

The Plodder and the 3-Day Novelist

You may know the old fable, “The Tortoise and the Hare”: A hare was always boasting about his speed and mocking the slow and clumsy walk of the tortoise. One day the tortoise answered back, “You may be swift, but I can beat you… Continue Reading “The Plodder and the 3-Day Novelist”

Friday Fable: A Writer, her Delete Key, and their Story

You may know the old fable, A Man, his Son, and their Donkey: A man set out on a trip with his son and their donkey. His son sat up on the donkey while the man walked beside them. They were happy on their… Continue Reading “Friday Fable: A Writer, her Delete Key, and their Story”

Upcoming Events for Children’s Writers

There are several upcoming events in the world of children’s literature within a few hours’ drive of home. (My home, that is.) Check these out: GET PUBLISHED! Creators share their experience, publishers tell all, and booksellers reveal the ins and outs of bookselling at this full-day… Continue Reading “Upcoming Events for Children’s Writers”

Friday’s Fable: The Would-be Writer

You might know the old slave’s tale, “The Milkmaid”: A girl was on her way to market carrying a jug of milk on her head. As she walked, she began to daydream about the money the milk would bring her. “With the money I make… Continue Reading “Friday’s Fable: The Would-be Writer”

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