Category: Writing

Papa’s Mechanical Fish

Another Picture Book Review by Jean Matthew Hall Papa’s Mechanical Fish was written by award-winning author Candice Fleming, and illustrated by Boris Kulikov. It was published by Margaret Ferguson Books in 2013. This is a wonderful, whimsical story about a Papa who fancies himself…

Interview-Author Amberly Kristen Clowe

Ta-da! Today I share a guest post with Amberly Kristen Clowe, my fellow Little Lamb Books author. We’ll be chatting about her newest chapter book, Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash, and about her road to publication with Little Lamb Books. Welcome, Amberly! Can you tell…

Online Resources for Writers–Picture Book Builders

Picture Book Builders is a blog about picture books. It features reviews of picture books by authors of picture books.  Whether you are a writer of picture book manuscripts, or a parent or teacher looking for great picture books to share with the children…

Books for Writers-Writing Irresistible Kidlit

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of Writing Irresistible Kidlit: The Ultimate Guide to Crafting Fiction for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers by Mary Kole. Writing Irresistible Kidlit is a Writer’s Digest book. It was published in 2012. I write picture books because…

Online Courses for Christian Writers

Online Courses for Christian Writers by Jean Matthew Hall Writers can find thousands of online courses to improve their skills. Today I’m directing you to two online sources for continuing education for those who write from a Christian worldview. Serious Writer Academy was started by…

Picture Book Author Carol Boston Weatherford

Overview of author Carol Boston Weatherford by Jean Matthew Hall You can leave a comment for Jean by clicking on “Leave A Comment” in the left sidebar. Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at a few of Carol Boston Weatherford’s picture books….

KidLit TV – A Curiously Entertaining Place for Children’s Writers & Illustrators

Writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, parents, kids—anyone who loves children’s literature will find something fun and interesting on KidLit TV. If you are a visual learner (Aren’t most of us?) KidLit TV is the place for you. Pretty much everything on the site is presented…

Review-Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

A Review by Jean Matthew Hall of STEERINIG THE CRAFT: A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY GUIDE TO SAILING THE SEA OF STORY by Ursula K. LeGuin Dear Writers, If the beauty of language thrills you; If you love weaving words, sounds and silences as they move…

Goodreads Online Resource for Writers and Readers

Another online resource for authors and readers–Goodreads–by Jean Matthew Hall Please click on “Leave a Comment” in the sidebar to the left to respond to the questions below.   A few years ago I joined Goodreads. I didn’t know what it was for, didn’t…

Carol Baldwin Blogs about ME-Jean Matthew Hall

My long-time writing buddy, Carol Baldwin put up a post about me and my journey to publication. How nice of her! Please hop over and leave a little comment on her blog. Thanks, ya’ll. https://carolbaldwinblog.blogspot.com/2018/01/you-heard-it-here-first-jean-halls.html Or, read my original post about my first publishing…

Collaborative Writing

By Crystal Bowman I’ve had a few co-authoring projects over the years that were one-time contracts with no further commitments to another author. But now that I’m writing with my daughter, Teri McKinley, this could be a long-term collaborative relationship! Teri was only 8…

How To Hit the Side of a Barn Part 2

Donna Earnhardt is the author of Being Frank, illustrated by Andrea Castellani. When Donna isn’t homeschooling or battling the laundry, she’s writing children’s stories, poetry, songs, and mysteries. You might find her fishing the Pee Dee River, hiking in the mountains with her family, or…

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