Author: Amy

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 →

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 →

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 →

Donna Seim: “I love kids who love to read!”

This is the first post in a series spotlighting authors who participated in the Portsmouth Literary Festival last fall. We’d like to introduce you to Donna Seim who writes picture books and middle grade novels. She has also written an armchair travel book for ages over 16. Kid Lit Universe: Do you have any hidden or uncommon talents? Donna Seim:… Read more →

The Year In Review

It was a frigid January day when I met my writing buddy Joyce Shor Johnson in one of our favorite coffee shops to write. I hadn’t even taken off my coat when she said, “Spill it. You look like you’re about to burst.” And that’s when I shared my idea for this blog. She liked the concept and suggested we… Read more →

Protect Your Writing Time

“As writers, we need to protect our writing time,” author Adi Rule said at Kid Lit Universe/Portsmouth Public Library’s November Author-To-Author talk. She uses an app to keep herself off the internet. “Writing is a job,” she stressed. Rule  grew up in what she called a writing house. Her mother, Rebecca Rule, is an author of adult and children’s books… Read more →

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