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Inside the Author’s Cranium: Danna Smith

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So happy to blog about one of my favorite authors, Danna Smith. She wrote her first poem at the age of six and has not stopped writing since. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Danna is a SCBWI member and the award-winning author of picture books, Mother Goose’s Pajama Party, Arctic White, Two at the Read more…

Inside the Illustrator’s Cranium: Jerry Craft

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    It’s a real delight to start 2016 off with the multi-talented, funny, and all around nice guy, Jerry Craft. He has illustrated and/or written close to two dozen children’s books. One of his favorites is a middle grade novel co-written with his two teenage sons, Jaylen & Aren Craft called: “The Offenders: Saving Read more…

Inside the Author’s Cranium: Naomi Canale

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  I’m delighted to end my 2015 blog series with the lovely, inspiring Naomi Canale. She has been a member of SCBWI since 2007, and serves as Co-Regional Advisor for Nevada. She writes YA and MG and her YA horror, HIS DARK WAYS, released in 2013. Ever since she was young, she’s enjoyed reading any scary book Read more…

Inside the Author’s Cranium: Kim Harnes

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Kim Harnes learned to read at the age of two and has never looked back. Growing up as an avid lover of horror novels, campfire stories, and the obsession with ghost towns and cemeteries, it only made sense that her own writing would incorporate the paranormal, the bizarre, and the unexplained. Her debut novel STILL Read more…

Inside the Author’s Cranium: Terri Farley

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Today it is my pleasure to feature the amazing Terri Farley, not only a fabulous author, but a devoted advocate for the West’s wild horses and works with young people learning to make their voices heard. She is the best-selling author of the Phantom Stallion series for young readers and Seven Tears into the Sea, a contemporary Read more…

Inside the Author/Illustrator’s Cranium: Diane Jay

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I’m delighted to feature author/illustrator, Diane Jay. If I were to sum her up in one word, it would have to be effervescent! Diane’s work includes three children’s picture book manuscripts about a mouse with a passion for fashion, screenwriting, and poetry. She is currently writing a YA novel that deals with a poignant political Read more…

Susanna Leonard Hill’s 2015 Halloweensie Contest!

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It’s that fun time again when sweet Susanna gives us a Halloweensie challenge. This year, as most years, we had to write a story about Halloween with only 100 words and include dark, costume and haunt among the hundred. I will be posting this here and on her website where you can go to read Read more…

Inside the Author’s Cranium: Craig Lew

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It is my pleasure to introduce Craig Lew to you all. Craig’s list of achievements is so long and diverse that I’ve included the entire thing below the interview. He’s a unique individual with a crackerjack sense of humor whom I am pleased to call a friend. Craig’s debut YA novel “Breath to Breath” written in verse Read more…

Inside the Author’s Cranium: Tracy Clark

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I’ve known Tracy for many years via SCBWI Nevada events. Besides being a charming person, she’s one talented author who  believes “teens deserve to know how much they matter and that regardless of what they’re going through, they aren’t alone.” She grew up in Southern California but calls Nevada her home now. She was the recipient of the Society of Children’s Book Read more…

Inside the Author’s Cranium: Marilyn Hilton

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I am thrilled to share an interview with the delightful Marilyn Hilton. Her novels, “Found Things” and “Full Cicada Moon” are stunning works of art. Don’t forget if you visit here and leave a comment, your name will be entered to win a copy of her recent novel, “Full Cicada Moon!” The winner will be Read more…

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