BTR’s World of Ink Network show: Families Matter with hosts Kecia Burcham, Irene Roth and VS Grenier. The Families Matter show airs live once a month on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 6pm EST - 5pm CST - 4pm MST - 3pm PDT The idea of this show on BTR’s World of Ink Network is to have guests and listeners (adults or kids) share information to help empower children and their families.
Sands Hetherington majored in history at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and has an M.F.A. in creative writing and an M.A. in English from UNC-Greensboro. When I asked him to share a bit more about himself, his response was, "I'm an old man living by a lake on the edge of town with two Saint Bernards, Dudley and Maggie. I go to a gym on weekday afternoons and the grocery store on Saturdays."
However, don´t let Sands´ response fool you. He has a sense of humor, which is laced throughout his debut children´s chapter book series Night Buddies. The series is a straight-out fantasy, lights-out adventure that will delight young readers and middle graders who relish roller coaster fun, filled with unforgettable characters and an astonishing and inventive collection of magical whatchamacallits. Having said that, Sands shared, "I did have New York City in the back of my mind when I set them (the books) in the Borough." Of course, anyone who li…
Come join host VS Grenier and Irene Roth on BTR’s World of Ink Network's The Stories for Children Show August 20, 2012 live at 2pm EST - 1pm CT - 12pm MT - 11am PDT
We bring children's authors together with their readers.
This week come meet author Alyce Joy of the fantasy children's chapter book adventure...KA-BOOM!
Sprout is a fairy from Spritesville, Ohio. Her given name is Sprunetta Brunetta. She doesn’t like it, because she thinks it sounds too much like somebody’s wicked sister. Sprout is not a perfect fairy. She has a wild shoe fetish and is always getting into some kind of trouble. To say the least, it was an explosive meeting between Taylor and Sprout. Taylor’s dollhouse blows up and her wary investigation finds Sprout among its wreckage. The little girl obviously thinks Sprout is a bad, fibbin’ fairy and the fun is about to begin.
As a mom of three kids I find myself always putting out some type of disagreement. I don't pretend to be wonderful at handling those situations and by the time I'm on round 5, 6, 7...12 my level of calm is pretty much out the door so when I saw this article I thought I would check it out. I'm not going to say I'll do everything they suggest or that I agree 100% but it was an interesting read and one I wanted to share.
Anyone that writes from home, whether for a living or
pleasure, knows that some days are easier than other days. Sometimes you sit
down and the words just flow so beautifully together that it seems as if it is being channeled. Other times putting a simple sentence
together is such a chore. This is especially true when you are writing at home
and you have children.
Writing at home with children, telephone calls, doorbells
ringing, and one minor emergency after another can be very difficult. I am not
sure how anyone else handles this as a writer. I am sure that everyone has
their own ways and creative solutions for find time to write. Even other adults
have a hard time with the fact that writing is work. The fact that you are home
makes you easily accessible to phone calls and interruptions.
I was reading an article about how many popular authors
started in their careers. Many of them had similar situations, only finding
time to jot down sentences here and there. J K Rowling is a pri…
Title: Vin and the Dorky Duet
Publisher: Halo Publishing Int. & MuseItUp Publishing
(Canadian e-book publisher) ISBN:
978-1-61244-091-0 (paperback) ISBN:
Genre of Book: Children’s Chapter Book Adventure
About the Book: A twelve-year-old boy named Vin, goes on a mission—reluctantly. He
doesn’t share the optimism of the knights of old who embarked on impossible
missions without a doubt they’d succeed. When magnetic compost
heaps, man-eating bubble baths and other disasters erupt, Vin comes close to
packing in the whole ridiculous business. He calls it Operation BS, his code
name for a mission to introduce his sister to a boy she has a crush on. He
doesn’t want to play matchmaker, but Meg’s promise to reward him with a David
Beckham autographed soccer jersey is a decisive incentive.
If you are a fan of the Captain Underpants or Whimpy Kid series then you'll like this chapter book by Maggie Lyons. The main character "Vin" will …
the president for this year’s HWG Fall Conference for writers, I want
to encourage all of you to join us at this exciting event! Regardless of
your level of writing experience—from the published author to the
uninitiated, never-before-published authors!—this conference has
something significant for every participant!
this page you will find a short description of our speakers and their
topics for your information and planning! This year, because of the
diversity of topics, the number of speakers I was able to procure, and
trying to fit everything in during the two days of the event, we have
break-out sessions during each day’s programming. I think we have
prepared the sessions in such a way that everyone will be able to attend
speakers who will be most helpful and informative.
forget that our “Early Bird” registration takes place prior to August
20th, 2012. Take advantage of the significant savings as well as helping
Every good writer will always want to improve upon his or her work. Any
good writer doesn't simply write for a living or want to write for a
living; they want to write and love to write. What's better than loving
what you do for a living! However, how can you get better? There are
many methods that you can use and tips you can follow that can give you
the edge when it comes to completing each and every piece of work.
1. Reread your existing work. The first step is to reread your
own work. You may spot errors or areas that can be improved. This is
unlikely if a deeper issue lurks underneath the surface, but surface
errors are easy to spot.
2. Learn to critique your work. Critiquing your work is a good
step to take if you want to improve because you can go through every
piece that you have ever written and list areas of improvement for
yourself rather than getting others involved.
3. Read articles that give you information on how to improve. There are many of them…