Category Archives: Books

Working for Hire in the Educational Market

In last week’s shoptalk meeting of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, we talked about the educational market and working for hire. Members collectively asked and answered questions about these topics, which I’ve outlined below if you’re interested … Continue reading

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How I Live Now — The Lost Chapters

Right now I’m in a Honors Capstone class where we talk about our college experiences and what it’s like being in the honors program at Ithaca College and about society and the education system as a whole. Overall, it involves a … Continue reading

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The Joys, Trials, and Tribulations of Publishing Your Own Picture Book

This week I attended a “shoptalk” meeting of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators at my local Barnes & Noble in Ithaca, New York. To my understanding, they meet once a month at this Barnes & Noble and talk about … Continue reading

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Amanda Remembers Why She Loves to Read

For a long time, I forgot how much I loved to read. Reading is supposed to be… recreational. It’s fun. It’s an escape. You can relax, disappear into other people’s stories, and learn about things you didn’t know before. I … Continue reading

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Amanda’s Library

When I moved out of my mom’s house two years ago, I had to pick and choose which books I wanted to keep and take with me to my dad’s. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to … Continue reading

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