Tag: Authors

WAIT! Antoinette Portis on #kidlit and her creative process.

The WAIT! is over, my friends. Meet the fabulous NYT bestselling author/illustrator Antoinette Portis. Her amazing books include WAIT! as well as FROODLE NOT A BOX NYT Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book, NOT A STICK, A PENGUIN STORY (also chosen as a NYT Best Illustrated Book), KINDERGARTEN DIARY, plus… Read more »

3 Questions and a #YA Giveaway: THE ONE THING by debut author Marci Lyn Curtis

That YA novel you can’t put down? The one you wish you had written? The one that couldn’t possibly be by a debut YA author because Curtis seamlessly combines genuine imperfectly-passionate characters, best-made soccer plans, that guy with the guitar, and a spark of magic you’d expect from Sarah Dessen or Stephanie Perkins? I received… Read more »

Why I LOVE Skype & YOU Might Too.

I’ve just returned from visiting 22 schools all over the world in twelve days. 1,000+ kids–all levels and cultures–and boy did we have fun! It was not the most direct route, mind you.  California (Los Altos Hills) –> Illinois –> New Hampshire –> Texas (Fort Worth) –> Malaysia –> Pakistan –> U.A.E /Dubai (Kinders and… Read more »

Happy Book Launch: A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT by Jim Averbeck

Congratulations to my writer pal Jim Averbeck, whose debut middle grade novel, A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT (Atheneum/S&S) launches TODAY! “…macabre twists that wouldn’t be out of place in a Dahl book.” KIRKUS “In 1956 at the fabulous San Francisco Fairmont Hotel, 11-year-old Jack teams up with the famous movie director Alfred Hitchcock to uncover… Read more »

The Writing Process Blog Tour

My friend author–and SCBWI RA pal, Susan Uhlig tagged me to jump on the Writing Process Blog Tour so welcome to my two cents about this crazy-wonderful business. You can read what Susan had to say about her process HERE. As for me… What am I working on? Like many authors, I’m working on several… Read more »