The Power of Poetry: Carol McAfee Talks to Martine Leavitt About How Poetry Can Improve Our Prose

By Carol McAfee

I am delighted today to speak with author Martine Leavitt whose books always make me cry in the way a sunset can make you cry, for the sheer beauty of it.

Martine, please tell us about you as a writer. Your aesthetic. What do you care most about that you want to share with the world?  

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Career Achievers: Martine Leavitt on Thriving as a Long-Time, Actively Publishing Children’s-YA Author

Career Achievers: Martine Leavitt on Thriving as a Long-Time, Actively Publishing Children’s-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?

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