Tag Archives: children’s books

One or the Other, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks One or the Other In any discussions about creativity, there is one overriding myth that refuses to go away. In fact, it is so ingrained in our collective consciousness, that it is blindly … Continue reading

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An Interview with Award-Winning Author Wendelin Van Draanen, by Laura Parnum

Today on the EasternPennPoints blog we are pleased to have award-winning author Wendelin Van Draanen. Wendelin has written more than thirty novels for young readers and teens, including three book series: the Sammy Keyes series, the Shredderman books, and the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Write What You Know. NO!, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Write What You Know. NO! There’s a rule that’s bandied around at writing conferences, via online courses, and in most of the books on writing technique. The phrase is used so often that … Continue reading

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Member News — August 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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Register for the Eight & Under Webinar Series

Eight & Under Webinar Series   Are you a writer for picture books or chapter books for children ages eight and under? Then this webinar series is for you! Many people enjoyed our recent webinar “The Start, The Art, the Hearth … Continue reading

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Passion and Awe, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Passion and Awe I stood on the brink, a palette of colors splayed before me like a surrealistic painting. It was just before 6:00 a.m., and I was alone—lost in a vision unlike … Continue reading

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Eastern PA SCBWI Webinar: The Start, the Art, the Heart of Revision, with Beth Ferry

Webinar: The Start, the Art, the Heart of Revision, with Beth Ferry Eastern PA SCBWI is excited to embark on a series of webinars just for picture book and chapter book writers. Our first webinar in this series is “The … Continue reading

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