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Featured Editor of the Month - Allison Wortche Interview - Part One

Many of you will remember Allison Wortche, since she attended many of the NJSCBWI events during my 10 years as Regional Advisor. Allison is a very good editor and a very nice person. 1,052 more words


Book Giveaway: Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked Me

Author Andrea Portes has agreed to giveaway a copy of her New YA novel, LIBERTY: THE SPY WHO (KIND OF) LIKED ME. It came out last week, so it’s available to purchase. 1,239 more words


Writing-More Personal Than I Could Have Ever Imagined

At this point in my work, I have begun considering the very real prospect of others entering the world I am creating.  I think it is fair to say, it’s unbelievably scary.   258 more words


Local Spotlight: Interview with author and illustrator Katy L. Wood

Author and illustrator Katy L. Wood chats about her exciting new book called Bound by Kin: Kith and Kin Book One. That super talented young adult writer has her finger on the pulse of adventure. 1,054 more words


Everyone should download these each time they come out – it’s great to see everything that it is due for publication all in the same place. 828 more words


My Story In One Sentence

Not so long ago, I read an article that suggested describing a story or book you’re writing in one sentence.  This is a marketing idea, and the purpose of the one-sentence summary is to help people instantly know whether they are in your target audience. 89 more words


3 Things That Matter to Me, Both as a Reader & a Writer

There are a few aspects that can really make a book go from good to great. And a lot of these same aspects, I try to prioritize in my own writing too! 517 more words