Category: Author-to-Author

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 →

Latest YA Book By Adi Rule!

Does the name Adi Rule sound familiar? She was mentioned in our earlier post about the nominees for a New Hampshire Literary Award for Best Young Adult Book for her novel, Strange Sweet Song. (If you haven’t voted for the People’s Choice Awards yet, Vote now! Voting doesn’t end until midnight on September 30th. The categories are: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry,… Read more →

Next Author-To-Author Talk on June 8

Author/Illustrator Denise Ortakales will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Author-To-Author Talk in the Levenson Community Room at the Portsmouth Public Library (175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801) on Wednesday, June 8th at 10 a.m. Denise will speak for the first hour and then take questions from the audience. The talk is free and open to anyone interested in… Read more →

Honing My Craft

Over the years I’ve taken many classes on writing and even though I’ve been published before, I feel like there’s always an opportunity to learn more. Maybe a different perspective or technique will be revealed that will enhance my current work-in-progress (and there’s always one or two of those!) Yesterday I took my first Writers’ Digest online class, How to… Read more →

Blast Off For Authors – How To Get Your Book Featured

Marketing isn’t easy. So Kid Lit Universe wants to give you a lift and help you launch your new book into the KidLitosphere by posting book announcements regularly on our Blast Off page. We do ask that you donate a signed copy of your book for a giveaway and that you mail the book to the winner. If you’ve had… Read more →

Derry Author Fest: The Writer’s Toolbox

Attentive. That would be my description of the audience at the second annual Author Fest held last Saturday at the Derry Public Library. Organized by children’s book author and librarian, Erin E. Moulton, the theme for the day was “The Writer’s Toolbox.” I was there to facilitate a roundtable discussion on mystery writing but was able to catch two other… Read more →

Writing Buds – Growing Word Count

Get Writing! Find A Writing Buddy by Amy Ray   We all have busy lives. It’s a fact of modern day life, like it or not. I am a wife, mother, writer, marketer, and event organizer, to name a few of my roles. When I start my day, I classify and rank tasks according to urgency: what has to be… Read more →

Author to Author Series

Portsmouth Public Library and Kit Lit Universe Present The Author-To-Author Series Children’s literature from picture books to young adult WHERE: Portsmouth Public Library 175 Parrott Ave Portsmouth, NH, 03801 Learn from professionals as you navigate the jungle of book publishing in today’s market. It doesn’t matter where you are in your writing career, whether you’re in the thinking stage, pre-published,… Read more →

Kid Lit Universe

Welcome to Kid Lit Universe! Everyone has heard that writing is a lonely pursuit. And there are times when this is very true. But I have also found I can build my own universe full of other writers, illustrators, creative and encouraging critique partners, masters of revision, and more importantly, beta readers. This allows me to see the big picture,… Read more →

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