How Poetry Helped Me Overcome My Learning Disability and Become an Author, a guest post by Alora Young

I have always been a daydreamer. My mom says I used to talk myself to sleep at night. My brain moved too fast for its own good, and I was always consumed by shiny stories and tales that regaled my young mind. I started talking at ten months old and never stopped. When I began … Read more

Solving the Mystery of Character and Point of View, a guest post by author AL Tait

When I started writing The Fire Star, the first book in the Maven & Reeve Mystery series, I thought I had a pretty good handle on the whole novel-writing caper. after all, The Fire Star was my seventh middle-grade novel, and my eleventh published book! Surely I knew what I was doing… I already knew … Read more

Writing of Ghosts when the World is Grieving, a guest post by author Helene Dunbar

When I was 15, I worked behind the snack counter in a movie theater. I wasn’t an huge fan of movies or anything, but it was fun and I liked the popcorn and the pale candied almonds which would become bleached by the lights of the glass case and given to staff because we couldn’t … Read more

Wild Mustangs Made Me a Writer, a guest post by author Jennifer Adam

Jennifer Adam’s newest book will be released July 5th Wild mustangs made me a writer. Okay, that may be a bit of an oversimplification since I was already scribbling stories long before I adopted my first mustang, but it is true to say that I wouldn’t be where I am today if wild horses hadn’t … Read more