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Seduced to the Natural World

We need nature writing. We need it now more than ever: need to be seduced into the natural world: need to savor what remains or take direction toward finding new landscapes and experiences. We need to manage the grief we … Continue reading

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When AI Bites you in the Assets

John Clark with an expanded look at the evolution of selling books online. First some background. I started selling used books online when I was the librarian in Hartland in order to create a revenue stream for collection development. I … Continue reading

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It’s Amazing Who You Run Into In Maine

It’s amazing who you run into during the course of your regular life. Last week I met an elderly gentleman who casually told me that had a book coming out soon. When I asked what his book was about, he … Continue reading

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Maine Literary Award winner Kathryn Lasky on Switching Genres

From time to time, we like to introduce new Maine authors to our readers. Today we’re delighted to share a post by this year’s Maine Literary Award winner for Crime Fiction, Kathryn Lasky. Pitch: What happens when a well-known children’s book author … Continue reading

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Freedom isn’t Free by Kait Carson

Today is Memorial Day. I thought it appropriate to offer thanks to those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. Among them, my Uncle Karl who died in 1942 on the USS … Continue reading

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words by Matt Cost

A picture is worth a thousand words, or is it? That is the question. When selling a book, most experts will agree that there are three important components to getting a stranger in the wild to decide that they want … Continue reading

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Is It “That” Time Yet?

I was listening to NPR the other day, an interview with Judy Blume, who is much in the news lately for several reasons. A movie has been made of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. In conjunction with that, … Continue reading

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Advice from ‘Butt In The Chair’ Experts

Sandra Neily Here; I needed someone wise in my ear this month and a few words of inspiration. Found some! From Joe Fassler’s interviewing 150 writers: First Sentence “The first line must convince me that it somehow embodies the entire … Continue reading

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The Exploding Colors of Spring

Kate Flora: We are all seeing it, aren’t we, the way the natural world changes every day now. One gray and gloomy day, it will seem like the buds on trees that line the highway will never become leaves and … Continue reading

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SCBWI at 50

When Hardscrabble Kids came out last summer, I decided it might be helpful to join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. I’d seen the organization mentioned numerous times in blog posts and author acknowledgments. My first activity was … Continue reading

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