Hi Harry! Congrats on the publication of The Summer My Grandmother’s Yard Tried to Kill Me. It is such a pleasure for me to feature your debut novel on my blog! As one of your critique partners, I have LOVED seeing this amazing middle grade story take shape and evolve. Your creative ideas, talent for … More Q & A with author Harry Harvey, plus a spotlight on his debut novel and a giveaway!
Hi Liz! Welcome to the blog 🙂 Can you tell us a little bit about INTO DARKNESS and the characters? Into Darkness is the sequel to Stuffed, a book about how Monsters are real and your stuffed animals (Stuffies) really do protect you from them. Clark and his favorite Stuffy, Foon, go to Camp I … More Q & A with NYT bestselling author Liz Braswell…plus a giveaway of her latest novel, INTO DARKNESS
. I am thrilled to share an interview with nonfiction children’s author Heather L. Montgomery. As a science teacher for elementary students, I can personally attest to the power of her storytelling and the ability of her words to ignite curiosity in the natural world. Her books are truly a wonderful resource for the classroom … More Q & A with author Heather L. Montgomery with a spotlight on her new NF, Who Gives a Poop? Surprising Science from One End to the Other
Maria Gianferrari’s beautifully written nonfiction book, Whoo-Ku Haiku: A Great Horned Owl Story, is a lyrical pleasure full of science facts. *** About the book: Stunning illustrations and gorgeous haikus lead young readers through the dramatic life cycle of one of America’s most beloved wild animals. Pip. Pip. Pip. Poking A hole. Cracking. Cracking. Out … More Q & A with author Maria Gianferrari with a spotlight on Whoo-Ku Haiku: A Great Horned Owl Story…plus a GIVEAWAY!
Hi Cathy! When we met a few years ago at NJ-SCBWI’s annual conference, we instantly became friends. I’m so excited to share another one of your wonderful picture books on my blog—and even more excited to chat with you about writing! Thank you so much, Jennifer. I am so happy we met at that conference. … More Q & A with PB Author Cathy Breisacher
Hi CC! Thanks for chatting with me about the upcoming release of In Another Life. In Another Life has already received such great reviews on Goodreads. Do you read reviews? Do fans ever give you ideas for new stories? I do read reviews. Most of the time with one eye closed and a promise to myself that … More Q & A with YA Author CC Hunter about her new release, In Another Life
Hi Melanie, congrats on your debut novel, THE PROPHET CALLS. The novel is getting rave reviews on Goodreads and I can’t wait to read it myself! Thank you so much! You’ve woven a story that’s both realistic and unique, with the premise having to do with a polygamous family. How did you go about researching … More Q & A with debut middle grade author Melanie Sumrow plus a giveaway!
Hi Jennifer! Thank you for stopping by For the Love of KidLit to chat with me about THE THIRD MUSHROOM, the much anticipated sequel to The Fourteenth Goldfish. This sequel picks up with the same characters on a new adventure. What draws you in to writing about the perils of middle school? Perils, indeed! It’s … More Q & A with author Jennifer L. Holm plus a giveaway!
Hi Courtney! Thanks for stopping by to chat about the writing process and the upcoming release of your new novel, SADIE. What was the most surprising thing you learned in creating your characters? Which of your characters do you most identify with, and why? When I first started Sadie, I was extremely skeptical of West—he … More Q & A with YA author Courtney Summers
Working with another author is hard, let alone WITH YOUR TWIN, what was working together like and how did you address differing opinions on the work? What are your favorite and least favorite things about writing with each other? We’ve been writing together since high school, so we’ve been able to really fine-tune our process. … More Q & A with NYT bestselling authors Krista & Becca Ritchie about their first YA novel, THE RAGING ONES