Career Achievers: Alex Flinn on Thriving as a Long-Time, Actively Publishing YA Author

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By Cynthia Leitich Smith

In children’s-YA writing, maintaining an active publishing career is arguably an even bigger challenge than breaking into the field.

Reflecting on your personal journey (creatively, career-wise, and your writer’s heart), what bumps did you encounter and how have you managed
to defy the odds to achieve continued success?

My first five books were realistic “problem”

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Giveaway: Towering & Signed ARCs of Mirrored, Both By Alex Flinn

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Check out the cover for Mirrored by Alex Flinn (HarperTeen, fall 2015). From the promotional copy:

Mirror, mirror in my hand…



Beauty is the key to everything. At least, that’s how it seems to Violet—ugly, bullied, and lonely. 

To be beautiful, in her eyes, is to have power and love.

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Keeping Up With Roo Wins Dolly Gray Award

Keeping Up With Roo by Sharlee Glenn, illustrated by Dan Andreason (Grossett & Dunlap, 2004) has won the 2006 Dolly Gray Award for Children’s Literature in Developmental Disabilities, sponsored by The Council for Exceptional Children’s Division on Developmental Disabilities and Special Needs Project.

Scroll for Sharlee’s acceptance speech and more information about the award.

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