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So I hit a bit of a milestone last week- OK, I don’t know when I actually hit it, but let’s say I noticed it last week. 538 more words

No, no, no

So last week, I wrote about YES. All about how we should just say YES to move forward with our writing and our lives.

Today is all about NO. 566 more words

Musings On Writing

Kindle or book for kids?

So far I’ve resisted the Kindle urge and continue to cling to the faithfully printed pages which I can open up and touch; where I can fan through the remaining chapters and not stare at a soulless percentage figure; where I have the choice to peek at the last lines with a dramatic flick to tease myself into thinking I know how it ends, where there’s no scrolling through endless digital pages which look eerily familiar to all the previous ones. 598 more words

Children's Books

Walter Crane: A Spark Of Inspiration

Every story requires a spark of inspiration before it can burst into life. In the case of Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat – the children’s picture book I published with… 641 more words

Children's Books

Yes? Yes. Yes!

A couple years ago, Dan Yaccarino was the keynote speaker at NJSCBWI Summer Conference. He was a wonderful speaker, and his whole speech was interesting and inspiring and funny. 256 more words

Leslie Zampetti

War and Peace: A Fairy Tale

I was struck, last night, by the way in which the BBC’s magnificent production of War and Peace drifted in Episode 4 into what felt suddenly like a fairy tale. 460 more words

Children's Books

We could all use a little sleep

So excited to see my pal Robin Newman’s second book coming out! Go, Robin!

Hildie Bitterpickles Needs Her Sleep – take a gander at the trailer and this great interview on “Writing and Illustrating.”

Leslie Zampetti