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27 05, 2018

Olga Tokarczuk Takes the 2018 Man Booker International Prize Winner

By |2018-05-27T19:14:32+00:00May 27th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Not everything gets lost in translation: The 2018 Man Booker International Prize Winner is FLIGHTS by Olga Tokarczuk, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Croft. The £50,000 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world, has been divided equally between the author and translator.Source: Announcing the 2018 Man Booker International Prize Winner

26 05, 2018

6 Picture Books: Castles in the Sand | SLJ Spotlight | School Library Journal

By |2018-05-26T19:25:12+00:00May 26th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Ready for summer? To feel the sand between your toes? How about sand between the pages? These beachy summer picture books will start your vacation early. Nothing says summer like an outing to the beach. Sun-kissed hours spent swimming and splashing in the surf, exploring tidepools, picnicking or napping under an umbrella, hunting for shells, and, ofSource: 6 Picture Books:

25 05, 2018

Cynsations: Guest Interview: Editor Emma Ledbetter & Writer Zoë Armstrong on Picture Books & SCBWI’s Bologna Manuscript Contest

By |2018-05-25T23:28:27+00:00May 25th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

A great interview about the very fun Dueling Illustrators contest at Bologna each year, as well as the manuscript contest it launched. Source: Cynsations: Guest Interview: Editor Emma Ledbetter & Writer Zoë Armstrong on Picture Books & SCBWI's Bologna Manuscript Contest

25 05, 2018

Join Jane for Business of Writing Workshops in New York, San Francisco, and Ohio | Jane Friedman

By |2018-05-25T19:24:32+00:00May 25th, 2018|Business of Writing|0 Comments

Money. How much writers make and how much they spend and how much they pay in taxes. The topic is either taboo in the publishing industry, or writers are genetically pre-disposed to ignore the details and reality of what every writing career is--a small business. Jane Friedman wrote a great book, The Business of Being a Writer, that is a

24 05, 2018

Random House Children’s to Publish Book by Parkland Students

By |2018-05-24T22:20:36+00:00May 24th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Looking forward to reading this when it comes out. It's a rare chance for kids to get to tell their stories in in their own voices. Crown Books for Young Readers will publish an anthology by and about students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.Source: Random House Children’s to Publish Book by Parkland Students

24 05, 2018

Tributes Pour In for Richard Peck | School Library Journal

By |2018-05-24T22:07:52+00:00May 24th, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Richard Peck was one of the first writers I met when I joined the YA community in 1996. We spoke many times over the next couple of decades, and he was always as he was the first time we met--gracious, kind, witty, and welcoming. To say he will be missed is an understatement. If you never knew him as a

23 05, 2018

Starting with a Pop-Up, a School Library Grows in Denver | School Library Journal

By |2018-05-23T22:19:41+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Books|0 Comments

Who says teens don't read? This article shows us once again that if you bring books, readers will show up. “We don’t have a library.”I was in a meeting with Karen Powell, principal of Montbello Career and Technical High School in Denver, CO. I had just told her about my new district-wide Diverse Books Source: Starting with a Pop-Up, a

22 05, 2018

Via Cynsations–Survivors: E. Lockhart on Thriving as a Long-Time, Actively Publishing Children’s-YA Author

By |2018-05-22T19:18:05+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Children's, Interviews|0 Comments

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

20 04, 2018

Plotcasters Podcast: Craft Notes & Story Structure

By |2018-04-20T01:48:20+00:00April 20th, 2018|Plotcasters|0 Comments

I'm excited (and terrified) to announce a new podcast – Plotcasters – in which I to share craft notes, lessons on plot structure, and eventually, interviews with fellow writers. Three episodes are posted (3-Act Structure, Sticky Note Plotting Part, & Stick Note Plotting Part B). Feedback so far is been great (and terrifying), and I hope the podcast will be

12 10, 2017

Plotcasters Episode 6: Q&A

By |2017-10-12T18:38:05+00:00October 12th, 2017|Plotcasters|0 Comments

Colored version of Sticky Note Plot With great sticky notes comes great responsibility--to answer questions about stuff that you didn't make clear the first time! We've been taking questions vis the website and Twitter about the details of the Sticky Note Plot, and David has answered them. He likes answering questions, so we may do another