Archive for April, 2016

Review: Martin Stewart’s YA fantasy Riverkeep

Review: Martin Stewart’s YA fantasy Riverkeep

[ 0 ] April 21, 2016 |

I recently joined NetGalley and was thrilled for the chance to read an advance copy of Martin Stewart’s YA fantasy Riverkeep, a river “road trip” tale that put me in mind of so many English literature classics I lost count, but that still managed to steer its own course and be thoroughly itself, and thoroughly unforgettable. […]

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Your story can make a great story

Your story can make a great story

[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

I shouldn’t be blogging when this is my only clear morning to work on novel revisions, but yesterday’s twitter pitch contest aimed at increasing the diversity in children’s literature has me thinking thoughts that are crowding out everything else. #DVpit, the brainchild of New York literary agent Beth Phelan, took over twitter yesterday, encouraging writers […]

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Great middle grade reads: review of PAX by Sara Pennypacker

Great middle grade reads: review of PAX by Sara Pennypacker

[ 0 ] April 8, 2016 |

Although I write for middle grade I’m largely catching up on young adult reading at the moment, and amazing YA it is. That’s why I was extra thrilled to come across a middle grade book that really packed an emotional punch: PAX by Sara Pennypacker. I haven’t read a dual voice narrative that works in quite a […]

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