Category: Submitting Your Manuscript

Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic, part 3: 10 Qs for Lauren Kerstein and 10+ excellent tips on craft!

Happy September pandemic Book Birthday to Lauren Kerstein and ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE SAY GOOD NIGHT (Two Lions/ Illus. Nate Wragg) We first talked to Lauren Kerstein last year about her debut picture book, ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES, so I’m very curious to see how this pandemic book birthday compares. But… Read more »

Teen Blog Takeover: 5 Questions with #YA Author Elizabeth Tammi

Attention young writers with PUBLISHING DREAMS! This post is for you: 5 Questions with 22 year old #YA author, Elizabeth Tammi. Tammi’s novel, OUTRUN THE WIND, released in 2018 with Flux —when she was twenty years old! “What grew from two girls who could barely stand to talk to each other into a classic story… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK part4–First Trimester

Guess what? This Thursday blog is late because THE BABY ARRIVED!!!! Woo-hooo!!!! My apologies for those of you waiting for the next installment of the continuing saga of book-parents, but I’ve been doing a lot of cooing and oohing instead of blogging. Thank you to the amazing A-team (Amy Lennex & Audrey Mitnick) at Sleeping… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part2

Misconceptions. Anxiety over life changes. Today Show appearances–not.   Welcome to installment #2 of my new blog series!  Here’s the Dealey: Every Thursday for the next few months, authors–aka book-Moms and book-Dads, both new “parents” and veterans–will stop by and share their thoughts on the publication process: from conception worries (and misconceptions), to “sonogram” glimpses… Read more »