Adventures In Middle Grade Fiction

Are you looking for a fun read to keep your preteen busy this winter? And have you ever wondered what actually goes into writing for the 8-12 year old group, known in publishing as ‘middle grade’? I invited author duo Stephanie Robinson and Jessica Haight, the masterminds behind the Secret Files of Fairday Morrow, as... Continue Reading →

Why Kid Lit?

Sometimes I get asked, ‘why write kid lit?’ The short answer is probably ‘why not?’ The long answer is a little more complex... This week I renewed my annual membership to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, an international non-profit organization for authors and illustrators producing work for children and teens. I joined... Continue Reading →

NESCBWI 17: Expand & Diversify Your Portfolio

This past weekend, April 21-23, some 700 kid lit authors, illustrators, and industry professionals got together in Springfield, Massachusetts, for the yearly Spring Conference of the New England region of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators), which this year was named Expand & Diversify Your Portfolio. This was my second time at... Continue Reading →

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