SCBWI New England News
I was interviewed for my role as Co-Director of “Celebrating Milestones”, the 25th annual New England SCBWI regional conference. We had a great weekend with Jane Yolen, Tomie DePaola, Lin Oliver, Steve Mooser, Harold Underdown, and about 590 authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.
An awesome article about my friend Mark Peter Hughes, author of Lemonade Mouth, A Crack in the Sky, and other books. I’ve included it here because Mark had some nice things to say about Galaxy Games: The Challengers, which I let him read for his input and advice.
From the Mixed-Up Files…
of Middle-Grade Authors
What kinds of middle-grade books appeal most to boys? Does the book have to have a boy protagonist? Jennifer Duddy Gill explores this topic, asks me for my two cents, and lists some great books with boy appeal including Tom Angleberger’s THE STRANGE CASE OF THE ORIGAMI YODA, Chris Rylander’s THE FOURTH STALL, and my own GALAXY GAMES: THE CHALLENGERS.
Holly Thompson interviews me about my work organizing Kidlit4Japan, a benefit auction to raise money for children affected by the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan. Find out why I set my book in Japan, and why the crisis of March 2011 affected me so strongly.
RRWL Tales from the Pages
I’m on the radio, interviewed by my old friend and critique buddy, Barbara Ehrentreu. This show was such a blast, I hope I get invited back soon.