Getting children to read

As with many other industries, the last couple quarters have been rough on publishing, with houses downsizing with huge layoffs, closing imprints, and restructuring to bundle imprints together with the same staff. Some smaller publishing houses have closed altogether. Before Christmas, calls went out on many blogs, including mine, for people to put books on their gift… Continue reading Getting children to read

Inspiration, Publishing, Revising, Writing

Inspiration and pet peeves

My middle-grade novel revision is moving along, but not as quickly as I'd like. Part of the reason is that I'm editing faster than my critique group meetings. Sounds weird, I know, but I'll explain. You see, we meet twice a month and can take up to five pages to each meeting. After each meeting,… Continue reading Inspiration and pet peeves