Writing Craft

Who Are We Writing About? Who Are We Writing For?

This post is part of the #kidlitwomen initiative. We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with 31 days of posts focused on improving the climate for social and gender equality in the children’s and teens’ literature community. Join in the conversation on Facebook or Twitter. I’ve always loved snuggling up with a good book, and now that… Read more »

Taking Humor Seriously

(originally posted at Through the Tollbooth) In a fantastic post on the Pippin Properties blog last month, author Kathi Appelt told the story of how she came to write her new, humorous middle grade novel, The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp. When a friend encouraged her to write something funny, she says, “My… Read more »