In the latest in a series on longevity in kidlit, Cynsations interviews Emily Jenkins…

In children’s-YA writing, maintaining an active publishing career is arguably an even bigger challenge than breaking into the field.

Reflecting on your personal journey (creatively, career-wise, and your writer’s heart), what bumps did you encounter and how have you managed to defy the odds to achieve continued success?

I want to be honest about the biggest reason I have weathered tough times: I have some financial security.

I have published approximately 45 books in 21 years, and a huge factor in my remaining a working writer was a gift of money from my in-laws.


Learn more about  E. Lockhart   AKA  Emily Jenkins .  By Cynthia Leitich Smith for Cynsations Cynsations: Survivors: E. Lockhart on Thriving as a Long-Time,…: