Category: Author

She cooks! She cleans! She writes and illustrates books!

The title of this blog post is adapted from writer/illustrator Joann Adinolfi’s blog, “She cooks! She cleans! She blogs!” This talented artist’s latest book will be published soon (we’ll tell you all about it here once it is out) and she recently illustrated The Little Tree, which came out late last year. You can read about The Little Tree, written… 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 →

Paperback Release of Even In Paradise

I met Chelsey Philpot a couple years ago and got to know her at some signings that we did together. We both had books that came out about the same time, mine an adult mystery/thriller and Chelsey’s a YA novel. Now her wonderful novel, Even in Paradise, is out in paperback and we’re thrilled to share the news here. Chelsey… Read more →

An Evening with a Legend: Judy Blume

Joyce, Tammi J. Truax and I were lucky to get tickets to see prolific author Judy Blume recently when she was interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio‘s Virginia Prescott for the ongoing series, “Writers On A New England Stage.” Tammi was kind enough to share her thoughts on the evening: Judy Blume is one of my heroes; seeing her in… Read more →

How To Build A Writing Community

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 of writers and illustrators, creative and encouraging critique partners, masters of revision, and more importantly, establish deep friendships that nurture me and help me thrive. This allows me… 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 →

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 →

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