Author Archives: literaryfriendships

A Long Visit

Come on over to James Preller’s blog for a long chat about George and Martha, publishing insecurities, classy dorm posters, the picture book title that nearly killed me with envy, the novel-editing event that caused one of us to weep, … Continue reading

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Jump on Over!

I look away for one minute and my blog runs away! You can find it here, in its new permanent home. And if you’re so inclined, you can subscribe.

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FIRST GRADE DROPOUT Drops In (plus a giveaway!)

Originally posted on Writing for Kids (While Raising Them):
The first time I heard the title FIRST GRADE DROPOUT I said (yet again), “Why didn’t I think of that? Brilliant!” (Also, the song “Beauty School Dropout” played through my head a…

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My Path to Publishing by Beth Ferry + PB Give-away!

Originally posted on Darlene Beck-Jacobson:
I am especially excited today to bring a post by my friend and fellow children’s book author BETH FERRY.  Her debut PB, STICK & STONE (hmh.com) is being released this month to starred reviews.  “Stick”…

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[Author Chat + Giveaway] Mara Rockliff on Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

Originally posted on Jama's Alphabet Soup:
All illustrations © 2015 Vincent X. Kirsch. There’s nothing more delicious than learning something new about a well-loved food. When I think of gingerbread, I think of Emily Dickinson lowering basketfuls to the…

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I Got You Chris Barton for Christmas! Enjoy!

Look everyone! It’s Chris Barton! The one who wrote Shark Vs. Train! That guy! Visiting Literary Friendships to close out the year! Ready, set, go! Talk a bit about Attack! Boss! Cheat Code!: A Gamer’s Alphabet (available now!). What made … Continue reading

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Spies with Bad Breath and B.O. Issues: Peter Millett Interview

Sure, it’s December and this is my first interview of the year. Your point? I’m returning in very high style with international flavor. I am very pleased to welcome writer Peter Millet. He’s from NEW ZEALAND. He writes fun books. … Continue reading

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Why I Should Shower More Often

I have to learn THE SAME THINGS over and over. This is not a metaphor or a deep insight; it’s a sad truth. Especially with writing novels. There is no carry over from one book to the next. Take today, … Continue reading

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How To Knock Off Your To-Do List

Hi. I’m back. At least for today. I figured I could send you all a spammy email about my Promising New Technique For Getting Things Done!!!!!!!!! Or I could post this on my long-dormant blog. I’m guessing you deduced which … Continue reading

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Hiatus

Wait. I have a blog? There will be lots of exciting stuff going on in 2014: Screaming at the Ump comes out March 4. I get extra nervous awaiting reviews of a novel. (The potential for meanness is greater. It … Continue reading

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