Meet Author Heather Kassner

Meet Heather Kassner.   Welcome Heather! Thanks for joining us today. Tell us a little about yourself Heather Kassner loves thunderstorms, hummingbirds, and books. She lives with her husband in Arizona, waiting (and waiting and waiting) for the rain, photographing hummingbirds, and reading and writing strange little stories. Her debut novel, The Bone Garden, will … Continue reading Meet Author Heather Kassner

Guest Post: “Why I Write Middle Grade” with Author Tara Gilboy

Meet Tara Gilboy. Tara Gilboy's debut novel, Unwritten, releases on October 16. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and teaches for San Diego Community College District. She lives in Southern California with her husband, daughter, and dog, Biscuit. Social Media Links: Twitter: @taramgilboy https://twitter.com/taramgilboy Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36431261-unwritten Facebook: Tara Gilboy https://www.facebook.com/taragilboy.Unwritten/   The … Continue reading Guest Post: “Why I Write Middle Grade” with Author Tara Gilboy

Author Interview With Jack Henseleit

Meet Jack Henseleit. JACK HENSELEIT was born on a winter evening in 1991, just after the stroke of midnight. When the weather is dark and stormy, he writes fairy tales – real fairy tales, where witches and goblins play tricks on unwary girls and boys. Not all of the tales have happy endings. Jack’s debut … Continue reading Author Interview With Jack Henseleit

Author Interview With Melanie Sumrow

Meet Melanie Sumrow. Melanie Sumrow received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and has maintained a long-term interest in studying world religions. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a lawyer for more than 16 years, with many of her cases involving children and teens. Melanie lives in Dallas with her husband, her daughter and … Continue reading Author Interview With Melanie Sumrow

Get to Know Elly Swartz

Meet Elly Swartz. Elly Swartz loves writing for kids, Twizzlers, and anything with her family. Her debut novel, FINDING PERFECT (FSG 2016) is about twelve-year-old Molly, friendship, family, OCD, and a slam poetry competition that will determine everything. In her second book, SMART COOKIE (Scholastic, 2018), you meet the spunky and big-hearted Frankie. Frankie’s all … Continue reading Get to Know Elly Swartz

Journey Through Scotland With Diane Magras

Meet Diane Magras   Diane Magras grew up on Mount Desert Island in Maine. She spent much of her childhood reading and writing, but also outside: racing on seaside granite slabs, darting through birch-lined marshes, and hiking mossy forests. She is the editor, writer, and chief fundraiser for the Maine Humanities Council. She volunteers at … Continue reading Journey Through Scotland With Diane Magras

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