By Cynthia Leitich Smith
In a world of various career options for smart, charming folks like yourself, why did you choose editing children’s books?
Ha! Nice of you to say. My parents had the same question in 1984.
To be honest, it started when I was a senior in college because I was (slash am) a poet, and I had made all of $10 and a couple of magazine copies selling my poems.
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By Stephani Martinell Eaton
Welcome to our new home, Cynsational Readers! We have moved from Blogger to WordPress.
Anyone who’s ever relocated from one place to another knows that it can be one of life’s most stressful events. And while we weren’t packing physical boxes and loading up a moving truck during the Cynsations winter hiatus, there was much to prepare for our transition.
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By Yona Zeldis McDonough
I’ve alway thought of myself as a girly-girl writer. Although I’ve written bios for kids that appeal to both boys and girls—many of them in the popular Who Was series (Grosset & Dunlap) —my real love is girl-friendly stories. I like dolls—no fewer than five of my children’s books have had the words doll or doll house in the title—and all the girly stuff that goes with them.
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