Posts Categorized: Writing and Publishing Q & A

Interview with a Hamster: Humphrey & Betty Birney

A certain HAMSTER took over my blog while I was interviewing my writer pal, BETTY BIRNEY. Don’t believe me? Read on… It started out innocently enough with a few questions for Betty: (Check out the full bio of this Emmy/Children’s Choice/Humanitas award winner on her web site.) Q 1. Where did Humphrey get his name?  Betty… Read more »

WAIT! Antoinette Portis on #kidlit and her creative process.

The WAIT! is over, my friends. Meet the fabulous NYT bestselling author/illustrator Antoinette Portis. Her amazing books include WAIT! as well as FROODLE NOT A BOX NYT Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book, NOT A STICK, A PENGUIN STORY (also chosen as a NYT Best Illustrated Book), KINDERGARTEN DIARY, plus… Read more »

3 Questions and a #YA Giveaway: THE ONE THING by debut author Marci Lyn Curtis

That YA novel you can’t put down? The one you wish you had written? The one that couldn’t possibly be by a debut YA author because Curtis seamlessly combines genuine imperfectly-passionate characters, best-made soccer plans, that guy with the guitar, and a spark of magic you’d expect from Sarah Dessen or Stephanie Perkins? I received… Read more »

Writing Non-Fiction: 5 reasons why author Connie Goldsmith is da bomb…literally.

Meet CONNIE GOLDSMITH: AWARD WINNING AUTHOR of fourteen books (15th, 16th, and 17th in progress!) former Assistant RA of SCBWI CA North/Central Children’s Book reviewer –of over 700 books for regional parenting publications as well as the New York Journal of Books– —> Anyone thinking of writing non-fiction for kids can learn a lot from… Read more »

Writing Non-Fiction, PLASTIC AHOY! & “What I did last summer”…

How did author Patricia Newman’s new book, PLASTIC, AHOY! change my summer plans?  No, this isn’t a throwback to that annual prompt my teachers greeted us with: How I Spent My Summer Vacation This post celebrates an important non-fiction title that can alter a seemingly harmless mindset in your class or your family, and teach… Read more »