First Stories

First Stories!! Featuring Kari Gonzalez

Happy Thanksgiving friends both within and outside the kidlit community! This year has been challenging in many ways, but I am still so grateful for many things, including another year of truly pursuing writing. I have learned so much about writing, revising, editing, submitting, and the craft from you, fellow writers, and I am so… Continue reading First Stories!! Featuring Kari Gonzalez

Contests

Ghost House – 11th Annual Halloweensie Entry

Susannah Leonard Hill is the author of multiple fun picture books and sponsors three online kidlit contests throughout the year - one for Halloween, the holiday season, and Valentine's Day. She and many other kidlit authors are incredibly generous to host these contests, read through the amazing entries, and offer awards like manuscript critiques and… Continue reading Ghost House – 11th Annual Halloweensie Entry

First Stories

First Stories!! Featuring Allen Wells

Hello friends and welcome back to the First Stories series, where I talk to writers (published, unpublished, agented, unagented) about their first story - the one that really compelled them to pursue writing and publishing. The previous four interviews with Norene Paulson, Brian Gehrlein, Amanda Davis, and Tina Cho were gems - I learned so… Continue reading First Stories!! Featuring Allen Wells