Tag Archives: Children’s Literature

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 Lesson in Frustration, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks A Lesson in Frustration This coming June, my latest adult nonfiction book, Fizzle: The Hidden Forces Crushing Your Creativity (https://amzn.to/39zTatI), will be released. In advance of its publication, my publisher asked me to … Continue reading

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An Interview with Illustrator Floyd Cooper, by Berrie Torgan-Randall

We are excited to have award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper on our faculty at our upcoming Pocono Retreat in April. Our Eastern PA SCBWI Illustrator Coordinator, Berrie Torgan-Randall, interviewed Floyd in preparation for the event. Here’s what they had … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Literary Agent Wendi Gu, by Susan North

We’re looking forward to having Wendi Gu, an agent with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, join us at the 2020 Pocono Retreat in April. Wendi will be leading one of our breakout sessions as well as doing critiques. Recently one of … Continue reading

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An Interview with Associate Editor Alex Borbolla, by Virginia Law Manning

We are so lucky to have Associate Editor Alex Borbolla of the Atheneum imprint of Simon & Schuster joining us for our 2020 Pocono Retreat in April. Alex will be part of our fantastic faculty lineup and will also be offering … Continue reading

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Member News — October 2019

Welcome to our first edition of “Member News,” a new monthly feature on the EasternPennPoints blog. We hope to celebrate our members’ good news and help spread the word far and wide. Send us your children’s book related news: book … Continue reading

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Imagine That! by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Imagine That! Last December, our son, his wife, and their 17-month-old daughter (Amelia) journeyed from Colorado to visit us for about a week. Since they were limited in regards to the number of … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Assistant Editor Nicole Fiorica, by Laura Parnum

Today I’ve invited Nicole Fiorica to chat with me at the EasternPennPoints Café. Nicole is an assistant editor at Margaret K. McElderry Books, a division of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. She’ll also be joining us at our Fall Philly … Continue reading

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A New Monthly Feature: Member News

Member News Column Coming to the Blog We want to share your news with the world! Beginning at the end of October, we’ll feature a monthly “Member News” column on our EasternPennPoints blog. Send us your children’s book related news: … Continue reading

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Dedication, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Dedication Tubby, our cat of eighteen years, passed away on August 22, 2019. Tubby was my constant writing companion. Each morning at 5:30, he’d wait for me by the bedroom door. As soon … Continue reading

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