Grief in Middle Grade Fiction: 2-book giveaway

Stealing Mt. Rushmore comes out this coming Tuesday, August 18, and I’m pleased as punch to feature an interview with…

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Domestic Violence in MG Fiction: interview & giveaway

When I began Shannon Doleski‘s upper-middle grade debut Mary Underwater, the sparse and powerful prose hooked me on page one.…

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Blue Skies: author interview & giveaway

In Blue Skies eleven year-old Glory Bea believes her daddy will come home from the war. He has to. He…

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When a Theater Nerd Writes Fiction: interview & giveaway!

Look what’s out in paperback tomorrow (June 4)! The Mortification of Fovea Munson by Mary Winn Heider. It’s LOL funny—the…

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Collaboration: Do’s, Don’ts, and a book giveaway

Last year I asked a friend if she’d collaborate with me on a novel, and she didn’t say YES right…

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Kill your Darlings: author interview and book giveaway

Is passion just an obsession with something you can’t seem to get better at, or is it the very thing…

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Hear the Character’s Voice: Interview & Giveaway

“The first part of a book for me is hearing the character’s voice in my head. I don’t even take out a pen until I hear it strongly and consistently.”

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Be Open to Rewriting (& Book Giveaway!)

This month I visited Alaska’s Denali National Park—not in person, but in prose—when I read Hannah Moderow‘s debut novel Lily’s…

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