One of my favorite reads so far in 2016 is
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle
by Janet Fox, so it’s a great pleasure to catch
up with her today. Her original Creative Spaces
interview can be found here. Read on to find
out what’s new!
What have you been working on since Faithful?
Wow! It’s been a while, right? Since Faithful, I’ve had two more YA historicals published: Forgiven, and Sirens, both out from Penguin (2011 and 2012). And I finished my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts (2010).
But the big news is the release of my middle grade debut, The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle.… Read the rest
Joining us today for Creative Spaces is my friend and one of my favorite funny writers, Tara Dairman. The third and final book in her All Four Stars series publishes this month, and to celebrate her publisher is giving away a complete set of the series! Congratulations to Sarah Irwin, the winner of the prize!
Tara Dairman is the author of the middle-grade foodie novel All Four Stars (Putnam/Penguin) which was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month and won a 2015 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. The Stars of Summer followed in 2015, and Stars So Sweet (7/19/16) completes the series.… Read the rest
Don Calame was featured on Creative Spaces five years ago when his YA novel Beat the Band was published. CLICK HERE to read his original interview. Let’s check out what Don has been up to since then!
What have you been working on since Beat the Band?
Since Beat the Band came out I’ve written two more YA novels: Call the Shots and Dan Versus Nature. Call the Shots was the third installment of the Swim the Fly series, this one featuring Sean’s point of view. Now each boy – Matt, Cooper, and Sean – all have their own books and that series is complete.… Read the rest
Joining us today for Creative Spaces is Ann Jacobus. Her debut YA thriller, Romancing the Dark in the City of Light, was published last fall from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Griffin/Macmillan. She earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in San Francisco with her family. To learn more about her visit her website, find her on Twitter as @annjacobusSF, or like her on Facebook.
Now let’s take a peek and see where and how she works!
Describe a typical workday.
Sometimes I get up at 6:00 to meditate until 6:50.… Read the rest
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
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