February 07, 2020
Book Therapy: The Wisdom of Children(’s Books)By Stacey May Fowles
“I’ll be okay…I’ll be okay…”—Akiko Miyakoshi, The Piano RecitalIt’s probably not surprising that, after eighteen months of extended maternity leave, I’ve found the return to full time ...
February 04, 2020
How Ableism Stopped Me From WritingBy A.H. Reaume
“When will your novel be ready to send to agents?”Maddy asked this question as we lay on the beach. It was a hot August day and we were looking out at the water and eating cherries. I smiled and put ...
January 31, 2020
Quick and Dirty on Communication and Inviting Writers to Do All the ThingsBy Chelene Knight
It’s a beautiful thing when writers make money. It’s an incredible feeling to open up your email and see all the love, invites, and possible project collaborations. This influx is not constant, it ...
January 27, 2020
New Year's Resolutions for Authors and Illustrators to Try in 2020By Naseem Hrab
I looove coming up with new year’s resolutions. There’s nothing like the reset button of a new year to help you recommit to your creative aspirations!Personally, I’d love to complete three picture ...
January 24, 2020
Making Time: Making Randomness & #SSCLUBBy Shazia Hafiz Ramji
When 2020 began, I’d been off most social media for about twenty-two days. My decision wasn’t deliberate. In fact, it was reactive. The night before I went offline, I read a short story: “Innards” ...
January 15, 2020
The Craft of Reading: How Reading 260 Books This Year Made Me a Better WriterBy A.H. Reaume
I was making a care package for a writer friend recently and wanted to include a book in it.“What have you been dying to read?” I asked her before heading out to the bookstore.“Fever Dream by Samanta ...
January 10, 2020
“It Happened to a Friend of a Friend of Mine:” What I Learned from Serialized HorrorBy Natasha Ramoutar
You’ve heard this tale before. It’s the one about the hook hand, a lone accessory on the car door of an unsuspecting couple. Or better yet, it’s the call that the babysitter finds out is coming ...
January 07, 2020
Book Therapy: Teva Harrison’s Not One of These Poems Is About YouBy Stacey May Fowles
“I am careless in my griefSlip on gravel, send it tumbling down the cliff face.I am careful in my grief.Keep the precious rocks safeAs I climb.”—Teva Harrison, A Pocket Full of Stones There are ...
January 06, 2020
The Need for More Non-Traditional Mentorship in Canadian PublishingBy Chelene Knight
When I was in school, the act of reading books was just that, reading books. I wasn’t categorizing them. I wasn’t thinking about publishing, editors, marketability, or whether or not a book was considered ...
December 23, 2019
How You Get Paid Writing Children’s Books or: Math is Fun!By Naseem Hrab
One question I rarely get asked is how you get paid when you write and/or illustrate children’s books. I know people have a lot of questions regarding how much they might get paid, but how does the ...