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
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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
First Stories!! Featuring Ebony Mudd!
Autumn is in full swing - leaves are falling by the bagful in my backyard, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) has kicked off, the kidlit community is stuffed with fun contests, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I have to give thanks for the children's writing community. It is… Continue reading First Stories!! Featuring Ebony Mudd!
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Hello friends and welcome back to the First Stories series, where I talk to writers (published, unpublished, agented, unagented) about their first story - the one that really compelled them to pursue writing and publishing.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
First Stories!! Featuring Tina Cho
Welcome back, dear readers! Thank you for taking a bit of your time to "listen in" to my conversation with Tina Cho. Tina's recently released picture book - THE OCEAN CALLS - is a wonderful combination of lyrical writing, fascinating premise, and intergenerational story that leaves adult and child readers feeling snuggly and cuddly. This… Continue reading First Stories!! Featuring Tina Cho