Blog, Conferences

Austin SCBWI Conference: Definitely Something For Everybody

I spent last weekend at the Austin SCBWI conference, and reafirmed my understanding of why going to events like these are so good for writers. I was there in a volunteer capacity, helping to organize the critiques and make sure they went smoothly for all participants. On that front, it was wonderful to see the… Continue reading Austin SCBWI Conference: Definitely Something For Everybody

Authors, Blog, Books

Author Interview: Cynthia Leitich Smith on writing a series

Today I've got a treat, an interview with an author who's as warm and generous as a person as she is skilled and talented with words: Cynthia Leitich Smith. Cynthia is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-selling author of Tantalize, Eternal, Blessed, Diabolical and┬áTantalize: Kieren's Story (Candlewick). Her award-winning books for younger children… Continue reading Author Interview: Cynthia Leitich Smith on writing a series