The kid lit community is typically a welcoming and nurturing place, and one individual who epitomizes this for me is the author Lisa Schroeder. She’s kind, sincere, generous with advice, and an excellent writer to boot. I was delighted to learn that we share an editor in the wonderful Christy Ottaviano who published Lisa’s latest middle grade novel, The Girl in the Tower (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt). I love Lisa’s books and I love Christy’s books, so I will definitely be reading this newest one for sure!
Lisa Schroeder was featured on Creative Spaces five years ago when her YA novel The Day Before was published, and you will be amazed at everything she has accomplished since then .… Read the rest
Lisa Schroeder is the versatile author of young adult, middle grade, and picture book titles including Chasing Brooklyn (currently a finalist of the RWA Rita Awards–congrats, Lisa!); I Heart You, You Haunt Me; Far From You; It’s Raining Cupcakes; and Chimp’s Big Day. Her latest is the YA novel The Day Before which is publishing next week:
Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of her family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.… Read the rest
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