11 Must-Read Middle Grade Books of Fall 2018
Want to know about the best new middle grade books? These will draw in tween readers with their compelling characters, important themes, and emotionally resonating stories.
Become a Freelance Writer
I can't begin to explain how much of a positive impact freelance writing has had on me -- both personally and professionally. That's why I'm always eager to help others navigate the road to freedom via freelance writing. Granted, it's not always the easiest road but it can be done regardless of your background or experience. In fact, one of the reasons freelance writing is so awesome is that you really don't need any professional writing experience to get started. Seriously. None. So, what's…
20 Ways to Find Freelance Writing Jobs (As a Beginner) - Elna Cain
Are you interested in working from home and becoming a freelance writer? I’ve been a freelance writer for over six years now and I get asked a lot about where to find freelance writing jobs. And not just any gigs. Good quality freelance writing gigs. I know when I first started, I was obsessed with […]
Beloved Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Leo Lionni on Creativity and the Secret of Great Storytelling
“What we create … we fill in with our own thoughts and feelings.”
Penny Parker Klostermann – Featured Author August 2015
If you’ve been watching any of the Kidlit Forums lately, you’ve probably seen our August Featured Author, Penny Parker Klostermann, blogging about the craft of writing and the business …
Timeline and Checklist for YA or MG Book Release
I wrote this checklist up about 6 months ago, as I pondered all the things I needed to do to prepare for the release of my third YA, CHASING BROOKLYN. I'd been through a book release before, but realized I could make it easier on myself if I put the things that needed to be done in some kind of organized manner. I was looking it over recently, thinking about my next upcoming book, my first middle-grade novel, IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES, and I thought, I bet others would find it helpful - I should…
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Jacqueline Woodson’s Inauguration in Photos
Newbery Honor author Jacqueline Woodson took up the mantle of the sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature on January 9 at the Library of Congress.