Children’s Book Categories

Recently I have seen some confusion about what is a picture book vs a chapter book (don’t chapter books have pictures too?) and what is a middle grade title. Obviously there are some gray areas, and some titles that cross genres. But I thought I’d do a...

Finding Balance

Whether you’re a supporter of the new president and administration or not, you can’t deny they’re causing a lot of chaos and anxiety. It’s hard to keep up with the crazy coming out of Washington. Waking up every day and facing headlines and...

Writing by Hand

After a stint in journalism for daily and weekly newspapers, I spent more than 20 years in and around the high tech industry, so I am very comfortable with computers. I use them in nearly every aspect of my life. Writing on a keyboard is my preferred method for its...

Writing Captivating, Complex Characters

I read a lot of fiction. A lot. And what keeps me turning the page, besides a well-plotted and -paced story, is a character I’m invested in. Not necessarily because I like him or her–I think we’ve all read books where we hate characters–but...