Category: KidLit

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 →

Megan Frazer Blakemore – Good and Gone

Release date: November 14, 2017 HarperTeen ISBN: 9780062348425 320 pages Good And Gone When Lexi’s older brother, Charlie, finds out that Adrian Wildes, a famous musician, has been reported missing, he insists on taking a road trip to find the elusive rocker. Lexi decides to go along with him, and so does their music-loving, out-and-proud neighbor, Zack. Being stuck in… Read more →

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 →

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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