October 16, 2017
Chatting With Editors Who Make It Happen - Part Two
Welcome back! In this, the second part of my autumn blog, I continue my chat with some of the amazing editors which help make it all happen in the publishing world of children’s books. So please say ...
September 29, 2017
Chatting With Editors Who Make It Happen - Part One
Welcome to autumn and the return of my Kid Can lit blog! Because to me, September is a time to look forward to new beginnings, especially new writing projects, I decided to chat with some of the amazing ...
May 19, 2017
Kid Lit Can: Personal "Firsts" In Kid Lit, Part Two
Welcome back to my conversation with five amazing authors about their “firsts” in children’s publishing.Just to catch you up: Naseem Hrab is pleased to have her first picture book published; Suzanne ...
April 06, 2017
Kid Lit Can: Personal "Firsts" In Kid Lit, Part One
My Time To series of three board books– Nap Time, Play Time, and Bath Time – are being published this September. This signifies two “firsts” for me – first board books ever, and first time ever ...
March 06, 2017
Kid Lit Can: Spotlight on Middle Grade Fiction - Part 2
Today I continue my chat with four terrific middle-grade novel authors. They’ll share more about their writing process, their aspirations for their writing -- and even reveal something … well, something ...
February 07, 2017
Kid Lit Can: Spotlight on Middle Grade Fiction - Part 1
Happy 2017! This month and next, I’m spotlighting middle-grade (MG) novels -- stories written for readers who are generally within the 7 to 12-year-old age range. I’ve written one MG novel (Island ...
October 17, 2016
New Fall 2016 Children’s and YA Books! Part 2
Today, I’m continuing my fun chat with five authors of exciting fall 2016 hot-off-the-press children’s books, including a picture book, a chapter book, a middle grade novel, a nonfiction book, and ...
September 20, 2016
New Fall 2016 Children's and YA Books! Part 1
I’m delighted to be starting off my kid lit blog this season with a fun chat with five authors of exciting hot-off-the-press children’s books, including a picture book, a chapter book, a middle grade ...
May 18, 2016
Kid Lit Can, with Susan Hughes: The Magic, The Wonder - Chatting with YA Fantasy Authors (Part 2)
Today, I continue my conversation about writing fantasy with these four amazingly talented and experienced YA authors: Lena Coakley, Alyxander Harvey, Nicole Luiken, and Arthur Slade. Please feel free ...
April 20, 2016
Kid Lit Can, with Susan Hughes: the Magic, the Wonder - Chatting with Ya Fantasy Authors (Part 1)
In my capacity as freelance story coach and manuscript critiquer, I receive many inquiries and, interestingly, I’ve realized that a disproportionately high number of them are from writers working on ...