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#FirstDraftFriday 2023

#FirstDraftFriday is rolling into its third year, and I couldn't be more excited! It's been a blast interviewing authors and learning how...

Don't Miss #PBCritiqueFest!

It's baaaaaack! Brian Gehrlein is running #PBCritiqueFest for the fourth time, and this is your chance to get a pro's eyes on your...

#FirstDraftFriday with CK Malone

Author CK Malone is today's #FirstDraftFriday guest, and they have—as Jane Yolen would say—put "heart on page" with their debut picture...

#FirstDraftFriday with Shirin Shamsi

Shirin Shamsi is here this #FirstDraftFriday to share how her forthcoming picture book, THE MOON FROM DEHRADUN: A STORY OF PARTITION,...

#FirstDraftFriday with Debbie Zapata

It's #FirstDraftFriday!! We've got guest author Debbie Zapata here to dish on her just-released debut picture book, UP AND ADAM, and to...

Fiddleheadin'

The Spring Fling Writing Contest is upon us once again. And once again, I couldn't resist writing about a regional spring tradition:...

Beyond the Rain

To enter Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words Contest, you must write a complete story for kids 12 and under using ONLY 50 WORDS or less....

#FirstDraftFriday with June Smalls

Thanks for joining us for another #FirstDraftFriday! February's a short month so let's waste no time jumping into things with guest...

#FirstDraftFriday with Jocelyn Rish

#FirstDraftFriday 2022 is here, and I'm so excited for another great year of inspiration and encouragement! We're kicking things off with...

#FirstDraftFriday 2022

I was blown away by the response to #FirstDraftFriday in 2021, and I'm so excited to keep it going for 2022. It's been wonderful to see...

#FirstDraftFriday with Dane Liu

It's the last #FirstDraftFriday of 2021! Wrap the year up right by drafting a new picture today! Guest author Dane Liu is here to share...

#FirstDraftFriday with S. K. Wenger

Today's #FirstDraftFriday guest author is S. K. Wenger, whose debut picture book is hot off the presses and who is sure to get you...

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