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Genre Jumper: Meg Medina

Meg Medina It is hard to talk about Meg Medina without gushing. She’s generous, wicked smart, and the kind of electric that makes you think that it might make sense to keep a drier sheet in your pocket, just in case of … Continue reading

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Genre Jumper: Kate Ormand aka Kate Louise

In the months ahead, the UK’s Kate Ormand will be publishing books in different kid lit genres, but unless you look closely, you won’t realize that. That’s because Kate is publishing under two different names. Her dystopian YA, Dark Days, can … Continue reading

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Writing with a partner

Lots of you have asked me what it was like to write a book with a partner, so Mary and I thought we’d make a few videos that would give you some idea. The snow day this week gave That … Continue reading

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Genre Jumper: Jacqueline Jules

You should see the variety of items Jacqueline Jules brings in to our writing critique group every other week. Picture books, poems, middle-grades, early readers. You name it, Jackie’s written it. This week, on the cusp of  the publication of … Continue reading

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Genre Jumper: Deborah Heiligman

Though she’s been writing for a long time, the first book I read of Deborah Heiligman’s was Intentions, which won the Sydney Taylor Book Award for Teen Readers last year. If you’ve read it, you know how different it is … Continue reading

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