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Author, Melissa Stoller

Author, Melissa Stoller

Since Horrible Hurricane Harvey decided to pay an uninvited visit to Houston, I have been trying to keep my head above water (pun intended). I was stuck in flood mode for a long time, but happily last weekend, I went to the N. Texas SCBWI...

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Love Your Story

Love Your Story

A group of writers and I are reading a wonderful book called Fearless Writing by William Kenower. I won’t say it has been life changing, but I will say it has made me look at my writing and other parts of my life in a new light. So maybe it...

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Author Laura Clement

Author Laura Clement

One of the best things about the kid lit community is meeting so many other like minded people. It gives me great pleasure to highlight these talented people, and today I am introducing you to  fellow “Spork Sister,” Laura Clement and...

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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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