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Book Craft with Laurie Cairone

When I saw Laurie Cairone’s art on Twitter, I was gobsmacked. She can do anything and bring incredible images to life. Then I learned that she is doing artwork for authors, including images for their social media posts, page art, and book covers. WOW! She’s a multitalented woman and a great artist to know, especially […]

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Author Q&A with Alison McGregor

Alison McGregor is the author of the award-winning Growing Up Antoinette picture book series for young readers. Hailing from Innisfil, Ontario, Canada, Alison chose to see the world anew from her mother’s perspective and began her writing journey with her book series regaling her mother’s world adventures growing up.  If she couldn’t physically travel during […]

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Author Q&A with Matthew Donald

After first winning a writing contest at age six, Matthew Donald made it his lifelong goal to write a bunch of books and release them upon the world. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014 with a B.A. in English and Creative Writing, and he has published three sequels to Megazoic among […]

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Why Book Conferences Are Worth The Investment

You don’t need me to tell you that conferences are invaluable. Knowing that, take this conference boost as a gentle reminder. Whenever I attend a conference, I’m energized, inspired, rife with new ideas, and overflowing with amazing connections. Conferences are not just about learning the craft or having a favorite book signed by the author. […]

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Writer’s Corner: The Distinction Between Middle Grade and Young Adult Books: And Why It Matters

As writers and readers are quickly learning, there’s a muddiness that’s seeping into distinguishing between middle grade and young adult. It’s not to say that’s a problem, it’s a compliment to the ever maturing and expanding audience of readers and clever writers. It only becomes an issue when submitting it to agents and publishers. And it […]

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