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What to Read Wednesday: God Made Us Monsters

Looking for good books for yourself or others? Join me every Wednesday for solid recommendations. God Made Us Monsters by Bill Neary is a seamless blend of historical and religious … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Most Misunderstood Writing Advice: Write What You Know

Write what you know is good advice, if you do it correctly. We’ve all heard it a thousand times: “Write what you know, write what you know…” It’s practically a … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Know Your Strengths as a Writer

Want to use your writing strengths to reach your readers? My two greatest strengths as a writer are: I can make you think and I can make you laugh. Sometimes … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

Schenectady Today Interview: Leaping Lemmings

Host Ann Parillo asks me about my picture book Leaping Lemmings!, as well as lemmings themselves, on Schenectady Today. Check out the artwork, the story behind the book, and some … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leaping Lemmings (Officially) Released Today

Larry and company make the leap into bookstores! Regular readers of this blog have heard about Leaping Lemmings! for months now. This brightly colored picture book with a cogent message … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

How Putting Together a Picture Book Is Like Managing a Baseball Team

When I was a kid, I was passionate about two things: baseball and reading. There were summers where I barely missed a Phillies game on the radio. I either watched … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Being Ready for Unexpected Opportunities — Crashing a VIP Party

Will you be ready if a big moment suddenly drops in your lap? Last week, it was announced that the most famous John Briggs in kidlit sold Holiday House, the … Continue reading

August 21, 2016 · 2 Comments