Secrets Of Success

Author Ellen Jackson debuts a new monthly online column, “Secrets of Success,” featuring interviews with children’s/YA writers who are “breaking new ground” and willing to tell the rest of us how it’s done.

This month’s interview is with author Tanya Lee Stone, whose works include more than 75 non-fiction books and whose recent sales include a middle grade biography to DK, a picture book to Henry Holt, and a YA novel to Wendy Lamb Books (all in this past year!).

Ellen’s great site also features “My Most Amazing Contact With An Author” (from an editor’s point of view); winner of the “My Favorite Rejection Letter Contest” (from–who else?–an author’s point of view); quotes; Ellen’s blog; and more!

What’s Buzzing?

Some big name and promising new writers have upcoming books with a new house on the scene, Darby Creek Publishing.