Get a FREE Sample of Starting Over by Sheri S. Levy

Happy Book Birthday to Sheri S. Levy on her young adult novel Starting Over, the second in the Trina Ryan Series! Read all about it on our Blast Off! page. It came out August 1, in plenty of time to enjoy before school starts (though you don’t have to be a young adult to enjoy this novel!) If you want… Read more →

Celebrating A Friend’s Book Birthday

My partner here at Kid Lit Universe, Joyce Shor Johnson, and her co-author Cindy Best, had a book published this weekend! Congratulations on the release of Meet Me Where I’m At, a book that helps special needs children understand how they are wired and offers them ways to communicate without having to express themselves verbally or face-to-face. (To see all… Read more →

Sheri Shepherd Levy: Lost In The Day Dreaming Part Of Writing

I’m at the tail-end of the editing process on my next mystery/thriller, Color of Betrayal, soon to be published by Barking Rain Press. Besides adult mysteries like my own, BRP also publishes young adult novels. A traditional publisher, Barking Rain Press is included in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ PAL (Published and Listed) publishers. Sheri Shepherd Levy… Read more →

That Lovely Family Humor Vibe

We met Lisa Bunker last fall at a Kid Lit Universe event and are pleased to welcome her today as a guest blogger. Lisa’s debut young adult novel FELIX Yz about a 13-year-old boy fused with an alien will be released by Viking Books for Young Readers on June 6th. Before setting up shop as a full-time author and trans… Read more →

Winner Update – Theresa Milstein

Theresa Milstein guest blogged for us on March 17, 2017  – Secret Passion. Her post included a chance to win: 1 $25 Amazon gift card 1 signed paperback copy 1 ebook From Theresa: Thank you again to everyone who agreed to host me on their blogs for my tour for Time & Circumstance. And Now Here Are The WINNERS! Grand Prize… Read more →

Derry Author Fest 2017: Character! Setting! Magic!

“…a day of writing workshops, panels and networking for aspiring authors, dreamers and dabblers alike.” If you’re looking for a worthwhile **free** writing event, look no further! This Saturday, the Derry Public Library (64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038) is holding Derry Author Fest from 10 am to 4 pm. I was fortunate to participate in last year’s Author Fest… Read more →

Phillip Tomasso: “Writing is a lot like exercise or brushing your teeth”

While working my way through the editing process on my next mystery/thriller, Color of Betrayal, it occurred to me that Kid Lit Universe readers may not realize that my publisher, Barking Rain Press, has a line of Young Adult novels. A traditional publisher, Barking Rain Press is included in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ PAL (Published and… Read more →

Stephanie Workman: “Children Are Your Best Critics”

This is our third post in a series spotlighting authors who participated in the Portsmouth Literary Festival last fall. We’d like to introduce you to the amazing Stephanie Workman, author of the first in the Amazing Friends series of picture books. Kid Lit Universe: What type of writing do you do? Stephanie Workman: I write picture books. My first picture… Read more →

Theresa Milstein – Secret Passion

Today we welcome guest blogger Theresa Milstein. Theresa writes middle grade and YA, but poetry is her secret passion. Her vignette collection, Time & Circumstance, will be published by Vine Leaves Press in March 21, 2017. She lives near Boston Massachusetts with her husband, two children, a dog-like cat, and a cat-like dog. For her day job, she works as a special… Read more →

Janis Hennessey: For the Joy of Writing

This is our second post in a series spotlighting authors who participated in the Portsmouth Literary Festival last fall. We’d like to introduce you to  Janis Hennessey who writes three series of books for children, some in French! Kid Lit Universe: What type of writing do you do? Janis Hennessey: I write books for children ages 2 – 9. The… Read more →

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