Author page: Ellen Leventhal

Ten Year Anniversary! But Why?

Ten Year Anniversary! But Why?

  People always ask me why we “reinvented” Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets and published a new version. After all, it was a good story. It’s a great question that deserves a great answer. So I’ll try to answer it as best I can. We really...

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#50PreciousWords

#50PreciousWords

It’s time! It’s here! It’s short!! In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday, Vivian Kirkfield has challenged writers to write a short (very short!) story using only fifty words. Did you know that Green Eggs and Ham has only fifty...

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Author Debbie Levy

Author Debbie Levy

As someone who is trying to break into non-fiction writing for kids, I have been reading as many non-fiction books as I can get my hands on. I am amazed at all the wonderful titles out there! When I happened upon Debbie Levy’s I Dissent...

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Small Successes

Each January first, I beat myself up. Not literally, of course, but it’s still pretty painful.  I focus on everything I did not accomplish during the past year. Was I lazy? Not good enough? What was it? Turns out that type of thinking is...

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Happy Everything!

Happy Everything!

It’s that time of year again! Susanna Hill’s fabulous Holiday Story Contest!  Shopping? Nope. Wrapping? Nope.  Slashing words? Why, yes. Read on to see why I must slice and dice all those pesky little extraneous words. Here’s...

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Crazy About Crtiques

Crazy About Crtiques

Let me say at the outset that I love my smart, talented, kind critique buddies. Not everyone is so lucky. Picture this: You write something, give it to your critique group, and everyone says it’s wonderful. No problems at all. Great...

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