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7 Tips for Writing Sequels and Follow-Ups

So you’ve finished your novel. It’s done! Complete! The end!…or is it? Do you lie awake at night with a deep nagging feeling? Do your characters run off to new adventures in your head? 548 more words

Q&A with Kristen Harnisch, author of The Vintner's Daughter

In Kristen Harnisch‘s debut novel, seventeen-year-old Sara Thibault’s mother sells their family vineyard after her father is killed in a mudslide. But a violent tragedy compels Sara and her sister to flee to New York, forcing Sara to put aside her dream to follow in her father’s footsteps as a master winemaker. 961 more words


The Story Behind the Story of "Say What You Will"

After my oldest son was diagnosed with autism when he was three years old, I joined a group of other mothers who also had very young kids with disabilities to start an afterschool center that would run classes for kids with disabilities.   605 more words

Kids & Young Adult

10 Books To Read If You Loved Frog Music (from Emma Donoghue herself!)

Everyone knows that novelists rely on other people’s books for information, but in fact we draw on the work of others for far more than that: for examples of how to tackle a subject, period or structural challenge; for insight into a certain type of character. 495 more words

Author Guest Posts

Author Jane Kohuth Joins Us

Today we welcome Jane Kohuth to RAoR.  Jane is the author of the early reader Ducks Go Vroom, and the picture book Estie the Mensch… 1,228 more words

Author Guest Post

Author Deborah Hopkinson Joins Us!

We’re joined today by award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson, author of the recently released THE GREAT TROUBLE, a terrific new middle grade novel based on the London cholera epidemic of 1854. 1,117 more words

Middle Grade Novels

Author Trudy Ludwig Joins Us

Trudy Ludwig is a children’s advocate and bestselling author of eight books that help children cope with and thrive in their social world. Her newest release,  588 more words

Picture Books