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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 →

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 →

New Beginnings

Jan 2, 2017, a fresh start. There is so much unknown about this new year. Although we do not know what our world has in store for us, for me, the beginning of a new year is always a personal celebration of rebirth and renewal. At this time I can choose how I want to live the next twelve months… 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 →

Advocate For Yourself

Even though Rebecca Podos is an industry insider–she’s not only a published young adult author, but also a literary agent with Rees Literary Agency–she said she learned that she would have to advocate for herself when it came time to promote her book, The Mystery Of Hollow Places. Speaking at Kid Lit Universe/Portsmouth Public Library’s September Author-To-Author series, Podos said… Read more →

What Is R.L. Stine’s Major Flaw As A Writer?

Speaking at Bouchercon last month R.L. Stine said, “My major flaw as a writer is that I love everything I write.” His favorite book from his Goosebumps series is Brain Juice, but he usually answers the question about his favorite book with The Haunted Mask because it more well known. His latest Goosebumps book, The Lizard Of Oz, came out September… Read more →

“Write As If Nobody Wants To Read A Single Word”

I recently attended Bouchercon, a convention that is as much, if not more, for readers as it is for writers of mysteries. Although Bouchercon is heavily weighted toward adult books, there were some offerings designed for children’s literature and I was eager to attend the Young Adult panel, “It Smells Like Teen Spirit,” moderated by Maria Alexander. Panelist B.K. Stevens… Read more →

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