Veil of Winter: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Melanie Dickerson’s novels are usually adaptions of fairy tales such as “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Little Mermaid,” and Veil of Winter is no exception. It is part of a new series, Dericott Tales, which Dickerson began after completing her intriguing Hagenheim series. … More Veil of Winter: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Amazing Hack for Writing the Setting of a Story

There’s no way around it. Writing a children’s novel takes time. I know writer friends and writing challenges that boast they can whip out a picture book in one day. Not so with a children’s novel. The setting of the story. The plot. The characters. The shortest time frame most people can claim for writing … More Amazing Hack for Writing the Setting of a Story

Book Review: “Mud and Water” by Cherie Haines

In her book, Mud and Water, Cherie Haines creates an engaging world with compassionate characters you won’t want to miss. … More Book Review: “Mud and Water” by Cherie Haines

The Lost Bard of Taliyaven: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

The Lost Bard of Taliyaven by Helena S. George is a Christian fantasy novel that follows the story of Masha, a villager who is forced to flee her hometown when a neighboring country invades. … More The Lost Bard of Taliyaven: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Until Leaves Fall in Paris: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Sarah Sundin is one of my favorite authors, and her latest novel, Until Leaves Fall in Paris, does not disappoint. Until Leaves Fall in Paris is a stand-alone novel that loosely connects to Sundin’s previous novel, When Twilight Breaks. … More Until Leaves Fall in Paris: A Book Review by Kathryn Dover

Jaime Jo Wright’s Novels: A Review, Part 2 by Kathryn Dover

In my last post, I gave a brief overview of Jaime Jo Wright’s novels and a review of her most recent one, The Souls of Lost Lake. I also mentioned two of her other novels, Echoes Among the Stones and The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus, which I have read recently. … More Jaime Jo Wright’s Novels: A Review, Part 2 by Kathryn Dover

Jaime Jo Wright’s Novels: A Review, Part 1 by Kathryn Dover

I have read nearly all of Jaime Jo Wright’s novels and enjoyed them, especially her most recent one, The Souls of Lost Lake. … More Jaime Jo Wright’s Novels: A Review, Part 1 by Kathryn Dover

THE WORDS WE CHOOSE TO USE

As children’s writers, we all know the importance of choosing the right word to use. Shakespeare has a famous quote “What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” That philosophy might work in Romeo and Juliet’s situation but not for ours. In a nonfiction book … More THE WORDS WE CHOOSE TO USE

Interview with Editor Hope Bolinger, End Game Press

MEET HOPE BOLINGER! More than 1200 of her works have been featured in various publications ranging from Writer’s Digest to Keys for Kids to HOOKED to Crosswalk.com. 

Good Question by Guest Blogger, Jonathan King

Build relationships with kids by letting them ask questions. … More Good Question by Guest Blogger, Jonathan King