Books, Editors, Revising

Writing Young Adult Fiction by Deborah Halverson

Staying on the topic of revising, I talked to someone who knows a lot about making children's literary the best. Deborah Halverson has been on both sides of the desk, working as an editor for Harcourt for 10 years and later as an author of two teen novels, Honk If You Hate Me and Big… Continue reading Writing Young Adult Fiction by Deborah Halverson

Books, Editors

Interview with editor Frances Foster, The Best Last Days of Summer

Today, I'm welcoming Frances Foster to DayByDayWriter. Frances is publisher of Frances Foster Books, with Farrar Strauss Giroux Books for Young Readers and editor of The Best Last Days of Summer, by Valerie Hobbs. This is the 10th book of Valerie's that Frances has edited. A little about The Best Last Days of Summer, and… Continue reading Interview with editor Frances Foster, The Best Last Days of Summer

Conferences, Editors, Publishing

Editor Alexandra Cooper on submitting to an editor

Revision update: On chapter 18 of 30. Getting a little behind my goal, so tomorrow, I've got to step up my game. In my third report from the Houston SCBWI conference, Simon & Schuster editor Alexandra Cooper talks about submitting to an editor, including herself. If you missed my earlier reports, Scholastic editor and author… Continue reading Editor Alexandra Cooper on submitting to an editor

Conferences, Editors, Writing

Editor Ruta Rimas on what makes a great book

Revision update: On chapter 14 out of 30. I still think I can make my end of February goal. In my first post about the Houston SCBWI conference, I'm featuring some tips from Balzer & Bray editor Ruta Rimas. Energetic, knowledgeable and obviously passionate about books, Ruta advised authors to read books by the authors… Continue reading Editor Ruta Rimas on what makes a great book

Conferences, Editors, Revising, Writing

Lisa Graff on writing and revising

Day five in my reports from the Austin SCBWI conference, and there's still more to come after this one! Also, although I'm giving lots of great information from these speakers in these posts, I'm only giving a condensed version of their presentations. Reading about conferences is great, but going to them, even single-day conferences like… Continue reading Lisa Graff on writing and revising