Wednesday, March 15, 2017

September C. Fawkes: Picking the RIGHT Details

September C. Fawkes: Picking the RIGHT Details: If you've been writing very long, you'll know the importance of mentioning details in your writing. Appealing to the senses and...

Monday, February 27, 2017

Cynsations: Guest Post: Varsha Bajaj on Finding Your Book at T...

Cynsations: Guest Post: Varsha Bajaj on Finding Your Book at T...: By Varsha Bajaj  for Cynthia Leitich Smith 's Cynsations On November 9, 2016, I was at my local Target store. I had bought milk, eg...

Friday, February 24, 2017

HAWK OF THE CASTLE! Interview with author Danna Smith



What inspired the idea for your picture book HAWK OF THE CASTLE.


Believe it or not, The Hawk of the Castle is based on a true story. This book is about a little girl who goes out with her father, the falconer at a medieval castle, to train his hawk. My father was a falconer, and I was fortunate to learn the ancient sport first-hand from him. I chose to place the story in medieval times to add interest and additional opportunity for learning about the history of falconry.

Share a memory of your favorite teacher or librarian?


At age seventeen, I knew that one day I wanted to write picture books. My high school creative writing teacher complimented my budding talent and encouraged me to follow my dreams. I still remember feeling so proud that my teacher believed in me!

What advice would you give to a new writer?


Read. Write. Learn and repeat. The more you read in the genre you want to write, the more you practice writing, and the more you learn about the craft of writing the closer you will come to achieving your goal.

Share something most people don't know about you.


I can ride a unicycle.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Literally Lynne Marie: Interview with "Still A Family" Author Brenda Reev...

Literally Lynne Marie: Interview with "Still A Family" Author Brenda Reev...: http://amzn.to/2kBtUNE I am excited to feature an Interview with my dear friend, Brenda Reeves Sturgis. Brenda and I met in 2005 thr...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Free CCSC spy kit for young readers!

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

READING IS FUN, NOT MENTAL: The Curious Cat Spy Club, Book 4 - The Secret of t...

READING IS FUN, NOT MENTAL: The Curious Cat Spy Club, Book 4 - The Secret of t...: Linda Joy Singleton knows how to tell a good mystery, there can be no doubt about that.  She also knows how to stay consistent with her char...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Cynsations: New Voice: JoAnne Stewart Wetzel on Playing Juliet...

Cynsations: New Voice: JoAnne Stewart Wetzel on Playing Juliet...: By Cynthia Leitich Smith for Cynsations JoAnne Stewart Wetzel is the first-time novelist of Playing Juliet (Sky Pony, 2015). From the...