Author Archives: EasternPennPoints

Mindfulness, Anxiety, and a New Picture Book: Anna Forrester Has a Café Chat with Picture Book Author Gail Silver

Gail Silver’s fourth picture book, Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree, came out April 16 with Magination Press, the American Psychological Association’s children’s book imprint. Gail lives in Philadelphia, and when she’s not writing picture books she is running Yoga Child … Continue reading

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Finding an Agent for Your Nonfiction Books, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks When I began writing children’s books, I knew I was in it for the “long haul”—that is, I wanted to write many books and devote many years to this profession. I … Continue reading

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Agent Spotlight: An Interview with Alyssa Henkin, by Laura Parnum

We are thrilled to have Alyssa Henkin, literary agent and Senior Vice President at Trident Media Group, here on the blog today. After earning her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Alyssa fulfilled a childhood dream that she professed on a … Continue reading

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A Book Launch Event for Gayle C. Krause’s Daddy, Can You See the Moon?

Written in rhyme to keep the serious topic light, Daddy, Can You See the Moon? by Gayle C. Krause is about the special moments a young boy and his deployed dad share by looking at the moon, until the father comes home … Continue reading

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Writing in Candy Land, by Kristen C. Strocchia

Sometimes the journey to becoming a published author feels a lot like a board game. Complete a manuscript, head straight to Goody Gumdrop Mountain near the end of the board. Join SCBWI, advance one space. Go to a conference, double … Continue reading

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Early Childhood Book Challenge

Calling all early childhood writers! OpenIDEO, with funding from the William Penn Foundation, is seeking manuscripts for a children’s book that engages children (ages 0 to 3) and provides adults with ways to support early language development. The winning author … Continue reading

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Voice in Nonfiction – Part 2, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating     Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Last month we talked about creating your voice in nonfiction. I shared with you some powerful ways to build communication bridges with your readers—principally by reading your writing aloud. This month … Continue reading

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