Author Archives: EasternPennPoints

Eastern PA Webinar—Focus Your New Year Writing Goals: Books that Transcend, with Melanie Castillo

UPCOMING WEBINAR Focus Your New Year Writing Goals: Books that Transcend Thursday, January 7, 2021 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST Editor and agent wishlists often include books that surprise them and put a fresh twist on something tried and true. But as … Continue reading

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Daydream for Creativity, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Daydream for Creativity “I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.” —Steven Wright Go into your memory bank and recall a time in school when you were daydreaming. Perhaps it was during … Continue reading

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Eastern PA Webinar: Writing About History for Kids, with Lisa A. Crayton

UPCOMING WEBINAR Writing About History for Kids Monday, November 16, 2020 7:30-9:00 p.m. EST Historical fiction and nonfiction offer information and entertainment opportunities for kids. Learn about the creative pitfalls to avoid and success strategies. This webinar covers research, market … Continue reading

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Member News — October 2020

Member News is a monthly feature on the EasternPennPoints blog. We want to celebrate our Eastern PA SCBWI members’ good news and help spread the word far and wide. Send us your children’s book–related news—book deals, releases, awards, author or illustrator … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Author Lindsay Bandy and the Eastern PA SCBWI Regional Team

Today at the EasternPennPoints virtual café, the regional team of Eastern PA SCBWI has gathered to celebrate the release of Nemesis and the Swan, a young adult novel written by our co-Regional Advisor Lindsay Bandy. Joining Lindsay at the café are co-Regional … Continue reading

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Writer = Oak, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Writer = Oak “Money grows on the tree of persistence.” —Japanese proverb Two weeks ago, my wife and I journeyed to Pymatuning State Park in northwestern Pennsylvania to spend a week camping amidst … Continue reading

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The Need for Underrepresented Creators with #OwnVoices/#LivedExperience, by Laura Parnum

The Need for Underrepresented Creators with #OwnVoices/#LivedExperience* Diverse Books and #OwnVoices/#LivedExperience are not part of a trend in children’s book publishing. They are part of a movement. The children’s book community is recognizing that young readers need more opportunities to … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Eastern PA SCBWI Social Media Coordinator Tom Uleau, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

Welcome back to the virtual EasternPennPoints Café. Our Illustrator Coordinator, Berrie Torgan-Randall, has invited Tom Uleau to chat at the café. Tom is an author/illustrator and is an active Eastern PA SCBWI member and volunteer. In fact, he is in charge … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar with Critiques Available – A New Perspective: Revision as a Collaborative Experience, with Meg Eden

WEBINAR A New Perspective: Revision as a Collaborative Experience with Meg Eden Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time Once we’ve written our story, it can seem like our ideas and messages should be clear to our readers. … Continue reading

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Member News — September 2020

Member News is a monthly feature on the EasternPennPoints blog. We want to celebrate our members’ good news and help spread the word far and wide. Send us your children’s book–related news—book deals, releases, awards, author or illustrator events (signings, launch … Continue reading

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