By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Margarita Engle is a successful children’s-YA author with a long, distinguished career.
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?
Continue Reading Survivors: Magarita Engle on Thriving as a Long-Time, Actively Publishing Children’s-YA Author »
By Carol Coven Grannick
As a poet and children’s author as well as clinical social worker, I’m particularly interested in the emotional resilience that I believe is foundational to a writing life. I’m interested in what I consider the many facets of emotional resilience, the behaviors that fuel and flow from it—positive emotions such as hope and joy, persistence, and productivity.
I don’t like the phrase I see sometimes describing emotional resilience as having a “thick skin.”
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