October 21, 2009

Interview: Debut YA Fantasy Author, Janice Hardy

I got a chance to interview debut YA fantasy author Janice Hardy for The Enchanted Inkpot blog this week, and I was so thrilled with her thoughts on the writing process and the genesis of […]
September 4, 2009


By pulling our punches as writers for fear of upsetting a censorious minority we are crippling one of teenagers’ most powerful conduits to growth. Don’t do it. Ignore the naysayers. Laugh at those who don’t […]
July 15, 2009

Crazy Cool Pitch Update

I just got an e-mail update from Laura saying the edited pitch I’ve posted here is “excellent – very nicely compressed and made more urgent.” So there you have it, straight from the agent’s mouth. […]
June 11, 2009

Interview: Author, Screenwriter, Writing Coach Eric Elfman

Meet Eric Elfman, screenwriter, author, writing coach and all-round nice guy. Eric is the author of 10 books for children and young adults, including The Very Scary Almanac and The Almanac of the Gross, Disgusting & […]
February 28, 2009

The Journey Begins…

You have to be mad to want to write a children’s book. Absolutely certifiable. It’s so much harder than it looks! But now that I’ve talked about it, and signed a contract with agent Laura […]