Author Interview: Mina Javaherbin on Writing Family & Faith

By Gayleen Rabakukk

Mina Javaherbin‘s latest picture book, My Grandma and Me, illustrated by Lindsey Yankey (Candlewick, 2019) explores the tender relationship between a young girl and her grandmother.

I’m excited to share insights and inspiration about her writing process with Cynsations readers!

Congratulations on My Grandma and Me! It’s a beautiful book and feels a bit more personal than your previous books.

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Guest Post: Susan Thogerson Maas on Writing from a Faith-Based Perspective

By Susan Thogerson Maas

Why do we write middle grade and young adult books? Perhaps we love to play with words. Or we admire the honesty and realness of kids—and never quite grew up ourselves.

These reasons also apply to those of religious faith, but we have an added motive—to inspire children, deepen their faith, or help them live a better life. These ideas can be part of both religious and mainstream market books.

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