Authors, Interviews

Interview: Kate Messner on writing and researchingW

Today, I've got a great guest post on writing and researching from Kate Messner, author of Sugar & Ice, a Junior Library Guild Selection, Amazon.com Best Book for December and on the Winder 2010-2011 Kids IndieNext List. Here's the synopsis of Kate's book: For Claire Boucher, life is all about skating on the frozen cow… Continue reading Interview: Kate Messner on writing and researchingW

Agents

Interview with agent Mandy Hubbard

Revision update: I'm done! Yay! Now I have to perfect my query letter. Today, I've got an interview with author and literary agent Mandy Hubbard. Mandy recently joined D4EO Literary, representing authors of middle-grade and teen fiction. She's also the author Prada & Prejudice, You Wish and other novels that aren't on shelves yet. Mandy's… Continue reading Interview with agent Mandy Hubbard

Agents, Conferences

New agent and how to make the most of conferences

Revision update: Chapter 28 out of 30. The rework idea I had for that chapter I was working on worked. Phew! Got three chapters to go to finish. First up today, news of a new agent. Former Delacorte Press/Random House Children Books editor Marissa Walsh has opened Shelf Life Literary, a boutique agency specializing in… Continue reading New agent and how to make the most of conferences

Agents, Query Letters

Agent Sara Crowe on finding the right agent

Revision update: Got three chapters done today. On chapter 26 of 30. My goal was to finish by tomorrow and I don't think that will happen. Sigh. But I'll finish it next week. This is my fifth and final post from the awesome Houston SCBWI conference. If you missed my earlier reports, Simon & Schuster… Continue reading Agent Sara Crowe on finding the right agent

Books, Publishing

Winnie the Pooh on Nintendo DS

Done today: Chapter 1 (four pages) Revision remaining: 165 pages Daily pages needed to be finished by end of November: 3.5 Finally got down to some good revision this morning. Phew! Does it feel good to be working with the book again. We've read that children's books have been doing better than some other segments in this recession.… Continue reading Winnie the Pooh on Nintendo DS