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Author Q&A With Renée Rosen

Renée Rosen is the bestselling author of Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface. She’s also the author of Every Crooked Pot, a YA novel published in 2007. Most people discover their love of reading first and then decide to try writing. For Renée Rosen, it was […]

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Author Q&A with Joanne Hale

Author Joanne Hale describes herself as the kid in school with a book in one hand and in the other a notebook and pen. And even as an adult this hasn’t changed much. In her writing, as in life, she invites you in and takes you on the journey. Meet Joanne.  You’re an author, but […]

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Author Q&A with Y. Deonna

What a delight it was to meet author Y. Deonna who is truly charming, caring, creative and a prolific writer. A native of South Carolina, at an early age she discovered her love of reading and writing. As a youngster, she was fascinated by how authors created exciting and uplifting stories and knew she would […]

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Author Q&A With Linda Ashman

Linda Ashman is the author of many acclaimed picture books—more than forty to date—and The Nuts & Bolts Guide to Writing Picture Books. Her books have been included on the ‘best of the year’ lists of The New York Times, Parenting and Child magazines, the New York Public Library and others, and have been translated […]

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Author Q&A with Agatha Zaza

Agatha Zaza has inadvertently become a nomad. In the last decade, she’s called three countries home and all three have had one important thing in common—excellent public library systems. Wherever she goes, she takes her imagination and a lifetime of memories, including of great books. Agatha has always recognized that being highly literate and having […]

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Author Q&A with Bracha Sharp

Bracha K. Sharp is an award-winning author who has an expansive portfolio of articles, poetry, plays and children’s picture books. She’s a member of the SCBWI and the SSCBWI group (Shomer Shabbat Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators group) and has written numerous human-interest articles for the Jewish Link of Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut newspaper. Her […]

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How to Pick the Best Books

Sorry. There’s no secret formula for book selection. Truth is, we all have our “things” that we look for when we’re picking the best books. Sometimes it’s a suggestion from a friend, other times it’s a review that we find online. But for many, it can be a compelling little story by the author that […]

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Storytelling: A Guest Post by Jen Braaksma

“Mom, what’s the oldest profession?” My 14-year-old daughter asked. The context was, quite innocently, about career paths, but I had to laugh. And then pause. How much of this conversation did I want to have with my teen? “Prostitution,” I answered with a smile and a sigh. “At least that’s the saying.” She frowned at […]

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