Monthly Archives: September 2014

Agent Monday: Conference Tips for Introverts

Originally posted on Marie Lamba, author:
Happy Agent Monday to all! Right now we are in the thick of writer’s conference season. I myself will be on the faculty of two in the next few weeks: The Push to Publish…

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A Cafe Chat With Author/Illustrator Suzanne Bloom by Lindsay Bandy

  Today, we’re honored to be entertaining Suzanne Bloom, one of our lovely faculty members for Fall Philly. Suzanne is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for little readers, including the acclaimed Splendid Friend series. Check out her … Continue reading

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First Fridays: Wienies in Bikinis

Good morning and happy Friday, everyone! Here is a submission from Nadine Poper, and she would love your feedback. Thanks for sharing with us, Nadine! And readers, as always, be sure to “sandwich” any constructive criticism you have with compliments. … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat With Jenne Abramowitz, Senior Editor At Scholastic, by Lindsay Bandy

Here it is, Ladies and Gentlemen….the first of our newest series of Cafe Chats with the faculty of Fall Philly and Pitch Shop! Jenne Abramowitz, senior editor at Scholastic, has stopped by to talk books. Lucky us! Lindsay: Hi Jenne, … Continue reading

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Be an Art Advocate in Your School District By Daniel Sean Kaye

In addition to being a children’s book writer and illustrator (“Never Underestimate a Hermit Crab,” Silver Dragon Press), I, like most of you, have a ton of other things in my life. I have a full-time job (Director of Life … Continue reading

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What Teens Love, Hate, and WANT in Literature: A Survey, Part 2

So, question number 2 to my wonderfully cooperative ninth-graders was….. What was the last book that you read that you hated? What bothered you about it? Be entertained and enlightened, writers! Group 1 – Honors Students That would be Blue … Continue reading

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What Teens Love, Hate, and WANT in Literature: A Survey, Part 1 by Lindsay Bandy

As a writer of YA fiction who is, um, not a teenager anymore, I wanted to know firsthand what my readers really want. What keeps their attention? What makes them put a book down? How can I create their next … Continue reading

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