STRONG SHOULDERS

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It occurs to me that if I’m going to ask others to blog about their mentors in the kid lit world, then I should blog about mine. Thing...

Alisa Libby is the author of two phenomenal historical fiction novels entitled, THE KING’S ROSE and THE BLOOD CONFESSION. She is also an expert researcher! I first met Alisa Libby at...

A *big* Mentor Monday welcome to the multi-talented Liz Goulet Dubois! She an author/illustrator, a master blogger, and toy designer. She writes plays, directs them, and does incredible stage sets for...

A big Mentor Monday welcome to Cynthia Levinson! She is a fabulous non-fiction writer, having authored piles of fascinating articles and a book coming out from Peachtree in 2012 entitled, WE...

Welcome to Printz Honor Winning author, Ellen Wittlinger! Such a pleasure to have her here! Ellen is the author of 14 books for young readers. Her third book, HARD LOVE, was...

Welcome to Laura Toffler-Corrie! Thrilled to have her here on Mentor Mondays!Laura is the author of the hilarious, THE LIFE AND OPINIONS OF AMY FINAWITZ, a character being called, “The Tina Fey”...

A BIG welcome to Tamara Ellis Smith who is completely and utterly awesome!I met Tam at Erin Murphy’s retreat out in Portland, Oregon a year and a half ago. I liked...

A BIG welcome to Ann Haywood Leal–the author of two MG books, entitled, ALSO KNOWN AS HARPER and the recently released, FINDERS KEEPERS PLACE. I first met Ann at a class...

Welcome to the second installment of MENTOR MONDAYS!! This week, we’ll hear from YA author, Conrad Wesselhoeft. I had the opportunity to hear a bit of his novel, ADIOS NIRVANA, while...

**DRUM ROLL** I am thrilled to announce the launch of my new series, MENTOR MONDAYS! Every Monday, I will post a piece by a professional in the wonderful world of kid...