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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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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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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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A Cafe Chat with Author/Illustrator Val Jones, by Lindsay Bandy

I’m so excited to have  local EPA SCBWI author/illustrator Val Jones in the Cafe today! If you’ve met her at an SCBWI event, you know just how lovable she is.  Her debut picture book, WHO WANTS BROCCOLI? is pretty lovable, … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Diana Rodriguez Wallach, by Lindsay Bandy

Today we’re hosting YA author Diana Rodriguez Wallach, who we’re lucky enough to have at Fall Philly later this month! Be sure to say hi to Diana in the comments, and hop on over to her web site to learn … Continue reading

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Overcome Writer Burnout By Becoming a Life-Long Learner, by Lori Ann Palma

September is traditionally a time when school comes back to the forefront of our lives. Whether it be shuffling your own children to the bus, returning to teaching, or settling into a new project, our focus shifts away from summer … Continue reading

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Querily, Querily, Querily, Querily + Critique Giveaway, by Lindsay Bandy

Send, send, send your query Into the slush stream Querily, querily, querily, querily… Is publication just a dream? All month as I’ve thought about our theme of “Submission Sense,” this little song has been stuck in my head. (I have … Continue reading

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