Category Archives: Writing

Mystery Mayhem– Make Readers Crave More

Welcome, Lois D. Brown! Lois is here to share valuable tips for writing a good mystery. Be sure to enter the rafflecopter for a vacation getaway! Take it away, Lois. Thank you, Lynn! Every story is a mystery in its … Continue reading

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Through the Shimmer of Time

Whoop! Whoop!  You’re just in time to help us celebrate the release of Jennifer Jensen’s debut novel Through the Shimmer of Time for kids ages 9 to 12. Take it away, Jennifer! Thanks for hosting me, Lynn. It’s fun to … Continue reading

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Middle Shelf – Cool Reads For Kids

This post is reblogged with permission from Susan Kaye Quinn’s March 7, 2014 post. I, too, planned to write a post about Middle Shelf, a wonderful new digital magazine featuring cool reads for kids, but Susan’s post is so well … Continue reading

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Bish Denham’s Spider Hair and New Book!

You’re in for a treat today. Meet Bish Denham, author of Anansi and Company.  Don’t you love that do? She did it herself. It goes with her new book about Anansi, the trickster spider. About Anansi and Company How do you … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal For Our Next Book, Legend of Monster Island

“Tween the Weekends is a monthly feature hosted on Emblazon. This is an opportunity for writers and readers to promote tween literature, that age bracket squashed between middle grade and young adult.” This month I’m excited to reveal the cover of our upcoming … Continue reading

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Giveaway For Librarians and Teachers!

Attention teachers and librarians! The Emblazoner’s New Catalog – filled with great middle grade and tween titles your students and patrons will love – is coming soon! To celebrate, we’re holding a giveaway of stuff you can use: gift cards … Continue reading

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Topics For Speaking At Schools

“Tween the Weekends is a monthly feature hosted on Emblazon. This is an opportunity for writers and readers to promote tween literature, that age bracket squashed between middle grade and young adult. You can review a great tween book, post about writing for … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Just in Time For Friday the 13th

Photo and effects by Lynn Kelley Last Friday Debra Kristi’s blog featured a flash fiction story she wrote, inspired by weird, Twilight Zone ceramic critters in her hotel room. She challenged others to write a flash fiction piece based on … Continue reading

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Dad Could Have Been a Writer

When I was a kid, my dad made up silly poems that I thought were funny as heck. Like this one: You may find fuzz in a pocket. You may find a runner in hose. But the funniest things I … Continue reading

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DÉJÀ VU – Stepping Into Your Character’s Shoes

Today, I’m participating in  DL Hammon’s DÉJÀ VU BLOGEST! co-hosted by Katie Mills (Creepy Query Girl),  Nicole Ducleroir, and Lydia Kare   Everyone who signed up is posting an old blogpost.   Here’s my post from July 4, 2011.  I picked this post … Continue reading

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