Category Archives: MG & Kidlit

Essential Marketing Tactics For Children’s Authors

When we aren’t working on thesaurus books, Becca and I write for children and young adults. This means we know that one of the biggest challenges for Kid-lit & YA authors in is marketing. In most cases, the book buyers … Continue reading

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Kids and the Decline of Reading, Part 2: What We Can Do As Authors

In case you missed it, I posted last week about the decline of reading among kids (particularly teens), and how we could head that off at home. Some good ideas were generated, and I came away from the discussion with a particularly … Continue reading

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Kids and the Decline of Reading, Part 1: What We Can Do At Home

As a mother of a 5- and 6-year-old, I’m always curious about reading trends in the kid world, and how to get children to like reading. I know that reading is on the decline with kids, but I was still … Continue reading

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3 Tricks to Surviving a Public Speaking Event

You know what I find interesting? That statistic claiming that more people are afraid of public speaking than of anything else in the world. I mean, the everyday person would rather be trapped in a cave, touch a spider, or be … Continue reading

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Myth & Folklore: Finding Old Stories To Make New

Today author Bish Denham is with us, tackling Myth and Folklore and the growing popularity of retellings. I absolutely love it when an author takes a classic and fractures or spins it into a modern tale. I’m not the only … Continue reading

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Lengthening the Chain: Part 2

A few weeks ago I shared a bit of wisdom I learned from Bruce Coville at the Florida SCBWI’s winter conference. In that post, I related how important it is for us, as writers, to lengthen the chain for our … Continue reading

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Lengthening the Chain

I attended the Florida SCBWI’s Winter Conference last month—as a speaker, which was major league awesome, and I’ll write more about that another time. But frankly, I was so blown away by what headliner Bruce Coville had to say that … Continue reading

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