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Research for Writing Children's Books: Stereotypes

After reading this article I began to think, for the first time, intentionally and critically about the subject of stereotypes in American Children’s Literature.

In this post I’ll be using naughty words like racism, oppressive and I’m sure you will locate a few more. 1,071 more words

The Chronicle

Just One Evil Act

While writing Seattle in Shorts, I was fascinated to hear an interview with Elizabeth George at the Northwest Bookfest in Kirkland, Greater Seattle. She is the author of the Inspector Lynley novels and I was surprised that such an English detective series should be written by an American author based in Whidbey Island, Washington State. 1,125 more words


Seriously Write: Researching in Amish Country by Vannetta Chapman

Author Vannetta Chapman has written a number of novels featuring Amish characters. Today on the Seriously Write blog, she shares some lessons she’s learned while researching her books. 6 more words

Inspirational Books

Why Paris?

This half-term I spent five spring days in Paris with my two sons, 16 and 11, partly for fun and partly to start researching my second novel.  1,029 more words