Category: Writing and Publishing Q & A

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 »

Happy Book Birthday to Jennifer Longo’s new YA, WHAT I CARRY

It’s here–Jennifer Longo’s new #YA, WHAT I CARRY (Random House Books* January 21st, 2020) In celebration, I’ve asked Jen a few questions about her book and her process. (See below.) People, I can’t say enough about this wonderful, much-needed novel which seamlessly combines themes of #fostercare, #adoption, and John Muir! But don’t take my word for… Read more »

Meet #kidlit author Virginia Loh-Hagan and NIAN, THE CHINESE NEW YEAR DRAGON

Virginia Loh-Hagan’s NIAN, THE CHINESE NEW YEAR DRAGON (Sleeping Bear Press, Illus. Timothy Banks) is the perfect picture book for celebrating–and learning about– Chinese New Year. It’s a girl-power retelling of the Nian legend with an original twist, which includes explanations of the origins of Chinese New Year traditions. VERDICT: A wonderful version of a… Read more »

Cover reveal: DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room Five

I’m so excited to share this cover reveal of our next picture book, DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room Five (Harper Collins, Fall 2020), with art by Colombian illustrator Luisa Uribe. Endless thanks to our amazing Executive Editor, Tamar Mays, and the fabulous team at Harper Collins! Isn’t it beautiful? I can’t wait for you… Read more »

Ernesto Cisneros’ MG Debut Efrén Divided is a Must-Read

I’m so thrilled to interview author, Ernesto Cisneros, about his debut must-read, Efrén Divided. (Harper Collins) This own-voices novel will be released in six months (March 31, 2020) and the reviews are already buzzing: Let’s see what Ernesto has to say… Q1 Which of these quotes from Efrén Divided best describes your writing process? “I… Read more »