Tag Archives: KidLit

Writer/Learner, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Writer/Learner Early in my writing career I adopted a philosophy that has guided and nurtured me through more than 45 years of authorship. It has been both my light and my destiny, and … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Literary Agent Linda Camacho, by Kristen Strocchia

Our Query Grind webinar series is back by popular demand! This four-part series will dive deep into the query process and the ins and outs of working with an agent. To kick off the series on January 27, our first … Continue reading

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Seven Things To Include on Your Author Website, by Lauren Ranalli 

As an author—whether traditional, self published, or aspiring—having your own website is incredibly important. But there’s a big difference between having a site that simply exists to “check a box” and having an author website that is engaging, intentional, up-to-date, … Continue reading

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Member News—December 2021

Member News is a monthly feature on the EasternPennPoints blog. We want to celebrate our Eastern PA SCBWI 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 … Continue reading

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Own Your Words, by Anthony D. Fredericks

A Monthly Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Own Your Words Recently, I received an email from an acquaintance. He was interested in writing a children’s book (he had never written one before) and had an idea for a “compelling story.” He wanted … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Christine Kendall and Lindsay Bandy, by Laura Parnum plus a Critique Giveaway

We’re looking forward to our first webinar of 2022 in which we’ll feature a panel discussion on the role of research in fiction with authors Christine Kendall and Lindsay Bandy. The webinar will take place on January 20 at 7:00 … Continue reading

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Seeking Feedback on Your Work: Input vs. Instinct, by Lauren Ranalli

As all authors know, receiving feedback is an important part of the writing process. But what happens when the feedback isn’t helpful or doesn’t align with your gut instincts? I was scrolling through some Facebook groups for authors this past … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Author/Illustrator Julie Fortenberry, by Laura Parnum

A Café Chat with Author/Illustrator Julie Fortenberry, by Laura Parnum A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of chatting with picture book author and illustrator Julie Fortenberry at the virtual EasternPennPoints Café. Not only has Julie released a number … Continue reading

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Member News—November 2021

Member News is a monthly feature on the EasternPennPoints blog. We want to celebrate our Eastern PA SCBWI 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 … Continue reading

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Email Marketing for Authors: Six Messages to Send Your Readers, by Lauren Ranalli

Did you happen to read some emails today? 🙂 If so, then you are in good company. Reading email is a daily occurrence for many of us. As an author and marketing professional, I’m often asked about social media. I think social … Continue reading

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