In Memory: David Gale


By Stephani Martinell Eaton

David Gale, talented and beloved editor, died Oct. 9 after a long illness. He was 65.

Obituary: David Gale from Publishers Weekly. Peek:

“Children’s book editor David Gale…shaped a distinguished roster of award-winning titles and proudly championed works of LGBTQ literature….”

Children’s Publishing Remembers David Gale, Editor Who Championed LGBTQ Literature from School Library Journal.

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In Memory: Kathleen Duey

By Stephani Martinell Eaton, above photo by Lisa Ratnavira

Kathleen Duey, award-winning and beloved author, teacher, and mentor died from cardiac arrest on June 26 at her home in Fallbrook, California. She was 69.

Kathleen Duey, a Mentoring Children’s Book Author, Dies at 69 from The New York Times. Peek: “A prolific writer, she published more than 75 books, including a Best Seller and a National Book Award finalist,

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Guest Post: Harold Underdown on Line Editing

Harold Underdown

By Harold Underdown

Eileen Robinson and I have been teaching about revision for several years now through our partnership, Kid’s Book Revisions.

Until recently, we hadn’t taught about line-editing–it seemed too complicated, too messy, for a workshop approach–but we thinking we’ve figured out how to do it. I’d like to tell you why you should learn about line-editing,

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Guest Post & Giveaway: Emma Dryden on Putting the Internal Editor in a Time-Out

By Emma Dryden

An Editor Tries on Her Writer Hat

I’ve been a children’s book editor for over thirty years. Editing’s in my blood. Little else brings me as much joy or satisfaction as coaxing, guiding, and encouraging authors and illustrators to dig deeply and express their truest passions and richest stories.

Over the course of my career, I’ve edited well over 1,000 books,

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