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A Café Chat with Illustrator and Author Kelly Light, by Lori Ann Palma

As March slowly comes to an end and April begins, we grow closer to this year’s Pocono Retreat! Today, as part of our interview series with our fabulous faculty, I chat with Kelly Light. Kelly Light lives in New York but … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Executive Art Director, Designer, and Illustrator Giuseppe Castellano, by Lindsay Bandy

It’s Pocono Retreat Interview Season! Today we have our first faculty interview of 2017 with Giuseppe Castellano – an award-winning Designer, Illustrator, and Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House. Giuseppe also offers personal guidance for illustrators through classes and … Continue reading

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Writerly Advice—Get Involved, by Eva Polites

Writing is solitary, and after a while, loneliness and doubt may set in and lead to a slump. To overcome this obstacle, I recommend joining a writing group such as our very own SCBWI. As a member, you can get … Continue reading

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A Newb Hoping To Give a Little/Get a Little (Advice, I Mean), by Joanne Vencius

I’m a newb (a newbie). I’m not new to writing—I have a 20-year career in corporate marketing communications, but the idea of me writing for children is only a little over a year old. One night in my sleep, I … Continue reading

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BY THE NUMBERS with Adrienne, Lindsay, Alison, and Kim

This year is the 25th Anniversary of our Pocono Retreat. We thought what better way to celebrate this milestone than by the numbers! Just look at some of the numbers we found about our region: On the first night of the … Continue reading

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Second Career Writer, Part 2: Revising Life, by Kristen C. Strocchia

While my Time Ferrets Anonymous post championed making the most of every moment for moving a writing career forward, there’s something to be said for revising life. While it’s generally a New Year tradition to make positive changes, why not … Continue reading

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Second Career Writer, Part 1: Time Ferrets Anonymous, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Overloaded? Overwhelmed? Voices screaming inside your head demanding to be written while actual voices scream outside your head demanding to be taken care of? I know the feeling. By summer, I fancy myself a full time writer, but the other … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Marcus Sedgwick, by Lindsay Bandy + SAINT DEATH Giveaway!

I’m so happy to host author Marcus Sedgwick at the Eastern Penn Points Café today! He’s the winner of a Printz Award for MIDWINTERBLOOD and two Printz Honors for REVOLVER and THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN, and his books have been … Continue reading

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PROOF OF LIES Giveaway, Weekend Wrap-Up & More! by Lori Ann Palma

TGIFriday! The last few weeks on Eastern Penn Points have been a whirlwind of magic, giveaways, upcoming events, and amazing interviews! In case you missed any of the action, or want to revisit some of our posts, check out the … Continue reading

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Chatting with EPA SCBWI-er KATE GARCHINSKY About Illustrating THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX (Released March 7)! by Anna Forrester

School Library Journal gave illustrator Kate Garchinsky’s debut, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX (Boyds Mills Press, written by Laurence Pringle, illustrations by Kate Garchinsky) a starred review, saying: “Beginning on a snowy afternoon in February and ending in early autumn, … Continue reading

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