By Carol Coven Grannick
I am leaving my day job at an extraordinary early childhood center on June 30.
Plenty of people think I am “retiring.”
But if you’re reading this, you probably could guess that I’m not retiring at all. I’m beginning my full-time career as a writer.
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Guillermo del Toro
(image from The Shape of Water media kit)
by Kate Pentecost
Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro has been My Boy for a long time, way before his monster romance The Shape of Water took home Best Picture and Best Director at the 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony and was nominated for scores of others.
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By Michele Weber Hurwitz
We writers know well the lessons of perseverance.
Neil Gaiman said: “This is how you do it: you sit down at the keyboard and you put one word after another until it’s done. It’s that easy. And that hard.”
Harriet Beecher Stowe said: “Never give up,
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By Janni Lee Simner
In writing, as in many professions, there’s a lot of emphasis on getting that one big break.
This is the story we tell about writers: that we slave away for months or years or decades and then—at last!—that first story or first novel sells. Our career is launched,
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By Gayleen Rabakukk
Today we welcome author Clete Barrett Smith, discussing his new novel, Mr. 60% (Penguin Random House, 2017).
I heard Clete read the opening chapter several years ago for his graduate reading at Vermont College of Fine Arts. It gave me chills,
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By Gayleen Rabakukk
Today we welcome author Jennifer Ziegler to discuss the third book in her MG series featuring the Brewster triplets, Revenge of the Happy Campers (Scholastic, 2017). From the promotional copy:
Mother Nature Meets Sister Nature
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By Jane Kurtz
Giving birth to a book is hard. I know. I know. Whine whine whine. Anyway, labor pains are almost over. The new middle grade novel is almost out in the world.
On the verge of my book’s birthday, I returned to the Portland school where my brother and fellow author,
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