Hello friends and welcome back to the First Stories series, where I talk to writers (published, unpublished, agented, unagented) about their first story - the one that really compelled them to pursue writing and publishing. 2022 started off with a bang, with some great interviews from Bonnie Kelso and Laura Zimmermann - I learned so… Continue reading First Stories!! Featuring Chelsea Lin Wallace
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First Stories in February Featuring…Laura Zimmermann!!
February may be a short month, but it is PACKED with tons of fun. Celebrating the rich depths of Black history, telling others how much they mean to us, and more. But as a month situated squarely in the depths of winter (in the Northern Hemisphere), February can seem rather gray and bleak. Plants, trees,… Continue reading First Stories in February Featuring…Laura Zimmermann!!
First Stories Returns in 2022…Featuring Bonnie Kelso
Happy New Year to each one of you! I hope and pray that this year finds you healthy and ready to tackle something new - or something familiar - with enthusiasm. New years do smell of fresh starts, don't they? Perhaps this year will bring a "first" for you...or even two. For this week's featured… Continue reading First Stories Returns in 2022…Featuring Bonnie Kelso
First Stories – Christmas Edition
At the end of the year, it is most appropriate to look back to the beginning. Each of the First Stories interviews revealed an aspect of the writer's craft to me and renewed my appreciation for the dedication and drive required to shape stories and release them into the world. Thank you to each and… Continue reading First Stories – Christmas Edition
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