By Laura Sibson
Today we welcome Rob Costello to share about his writing process. Rob and I attended VCFA together, and his writing has long impressed me. In fact, I use his short story “The Hole of Dark Kill Hollow” from Rural Voices: 15 Authors Challenge Assumptions About Small-Town America,
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By Elisabeth Norton
Spotlight image: Alison Green Myers with her son and dog exploring the setting from A Bird Will Soar.
I’m so happy to introduce Cynsations readers to two debut authors, Alison Green Myers and Meera Trehan.
Alison and Meera, thank you for joining us today.
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Photo credit: Velma Cooper
By Rebecca Kirshenbaum
Celebrated illustrator Floyd Cooper died on Friday, July 16, 2021, in Easton, Pennsylvania after a battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Velma and sons Dayton and Kai and his grandchildren. He was 65.
Floyd Cooper, Illustrator of Black Life for Children,
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Carmen signing her first book contract
By Carmen Oliver
You’ve inked your first book sale. Congratulations!
Now, you’re busy getting ready for your big launch date, and you’re beginning to think about doing school visits.
But before you can connect with your student audience, you first have to create a presentation.
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Learn more about Lee Wind
By Lee Wind
There’s a saying that a work of art isn’t complete until it has been witnessed.
So the book I wrote that would have completely changed my life if I’d read it as a fifteen-year-old wasn’t complete. Not until it had readers.
Over six years,
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By Gayleen Rabakukk
Laney Nielson is the debut author of Peppermint Cocoa Crushes (Skypony, 2017). From the promotional copy:
Sasha is so excited for her school’s Winter Variety Show! She and her best friends, twins Karly and Kevin, have been working on a song and dance routine for it,
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By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Sarah McGuire is the first-time author of Valiant (Egmont/Lerner, 2015). From the promotional copy:
Reggen still sings about the champion, the brave tailor. This is the story that is true.
Saville despises the velvets and silks that her father prizes far more than he’s ever loved her.
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