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Category Archives: Teen (YA) & T’ween

Internet Tools for Writers: JacketFlap networks people in the children’s book industry

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Internet Tools for Writers

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Internet Tools for WritersSocial networking is here to stay. So if you’re among the thousands of writers who have not made an attempt to tickle any social networks such as MySpace, Facebook or Twitter, it’s time. Anyone remotely connected with the children’s book industry should…


Book Review: Donutheart by Sue Stauffacher

Donutheart’s Sue Stauffacher is the kind of writer who reminds you why you developed a love of reading. In sixth-grader Franklin Delano Donuthead, she has created a character who has you smiling and laughing out loud before the end of the first paragraph. Three pages in I was still laughing. Told in the infectious voice…


Book Review: Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdoch

I’ve been playing catch-up with the many ARCs (advanced reading copies) I have around here and have been posting the resulting reviews over at Blogcritics. Dairy Queen is one I found interesting for a number of reasons. First, I never would have believed Catherine Gilbert Murdock’s debut teen novel, Dairy Queen, about a fifteen-year-old Wisconsin…