Author Archives: EasternPennPoints

An Interview with Award-Winning Author Pamela Tuck, by Laura Parnum

It is my pleasure to be speaking with award-winning children’s book author Pamela Tuck about her writing career, her inspirations, and her new book, Mother of Many. Pamela’s other books include Color Struck, The Adventure of Sheldon, the Mushroom, and … Continue reading

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Is Self-Publishing For You? (Part 1), by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks For many writers, self-publishing is a path to publication that offers a great deal of control and the possibility of profits traditionally unavailable in the competitive world of commercial publishing. Authors … Continue reading

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Call for Art and Poetry Submissions: July’s Theme Is “Vacation”

  Summer is just around the corner, kids are getting out of school, and many people are planning vacations. Whether that means going to museums, the beach, camping, a trip abroad, or just not having to go to school, kids … Continue reading

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The Stalled Story, by Eva Polites

Writer’s block. Dreaded words for a dreadful condition. Thankfully, there are blog posts, articles, and books devoted to this ailment. The afflicted writer can easily find tips and remedies to deal with this condition and start writing again. For me … Continue reading

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A Conversation with a Children’s Book Agent (and a contest announcement), by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Last month we discussed how you can get an agent for your book. This month we’ll talk with an agent (mine) about what she looks for in potential clients and … Continue reading

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A Recap of the 27th Annual SCBWI Pocono Retreat, by Laura Parnum

The Annual SCBWI Pocono Retreat at the Highlights Foundation has easily become one of my favorite SCBWI events. It has the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of a writing retreat but with the faculty, facilities, and programming of a top-rate conference. … Continue reading

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And the Winners Are . . . The 2019 PA Young Reader’s Choice Award Winners, by Nadine Poper, Librarian and Committee Member

I am a school librarian—one of the best jobs on this planet. I am also one of twenty-four librarians on the committee for the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award. The Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award (PAYRCA) is an opportunity for … Continue reading

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