SCBWI BookStop

SCBWI is the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. It’s our international organization with chapters all over the US and the world. Bookstop is an annual event featuring hundreds of books for children by SCBWI members. So many books, so much to read. #SCBWIBookStop is here with tons of books readers will enjoy. Check … More SCBWI BookStop

About Revision

I imagine some writers don’t have to revise their books much. Stephen King comes to mind. I just read a book of his with a time travel theme (11-22-63) that was over 800 pages. I can’t imagine revising all those pages. But for me, revision is an essential part of my writing process. And I … More About Revision

Toto’s Tale News

Toto’s Tale has been getting lots of good reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. And now it’s available on Ingram at wholesale prices for booksellers and libraries. Net Galley members can read it and post a review on line. I did school readings this past semester at several schools in the area, some organized by school librarians, … More Toto’s Tale News

SCBWI Oakland

If any of you reading this are writers for children, one of the best things you can do for your writing career is join SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and attend conferences. The one day conferences around the San Francisco Bay area are affordable and give writers (and illustrators) an opportunity to have … More SCBWI Oakland

Pacific Coast Children’s Writing Workshop

This past weekend I attended the Pacific Coast Children’s Writing Workshop for the second year. It takes place right here in Santa Cruz County, down at Pajaro Dunes. A wonderful editor, Regina Griffin from Egmont USA and equally amazing agent Fiona Kenshole from the Transatlantic Agency were the faculty and gave manuscript critiques. Two things … More Pacific Coast Children’s Writing Workshop