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We could all use a little


It’s a little thing that is not-so-little to those who receive it.

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot more folks being kind. I hope this isn’t a flash in the pan. 61 more words

Children's Writer

Query quirks

Part of my job as a literary assistant – and a very useful one to me – is reading over all the queries that come in to the agency. 539 more words

Leslie Zampetti

Five Fundamentals (or an excuse to write about my fabulous critique group and the Cubs)

When you watched arguably the best baseball  game in recent history and held your breath during the ninth inning after the Cubs didn’t get any runner in, waiting to see what the Indians would do, then to go to a rain delay, and the incredible tenth inning, I bet you didn’t notice the fundamentals. 460 more words

Children's Writer

A Dragon in the Library

On a Bonfire Day when we remember, remember to protest the plot against our precious libraries – a plot that seeks to put a match to the idea that ideas, imagination and inspiration may be freely available to all, rich or poor – it is a good time to write of books and the sparks and fireworks that can fly from their pages. 517 more words

Children's Writer

Small surprises

Last week I visited the Met. I don’t go nearly as often as I should, but often enough that I became a member. (I know, it’s a “suggested” entry fee, but I always felt guilty paying so much less.) 271 more words

Musings On Writing

Labelling books

Eileen & Jerry Spinelli wrote a wonderful book titled  Today I Will: a Year of Quotes, Notes, and Promises to Myself. I bought it in Chautauqua during a Highlights Foundations Children’s Writers Workshop. 737 more words

Leslie Zampetti

New Month+ Contests

It’s one of the loveliest months of the year-at least in my memory! Last year we spent time out doors, reveling in the autumnal glory of western NC. 278 more words

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