Building Worlds at SCBWI

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On February 6th the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) kicked off 2015 with its winter conference in New York City. This was the third conference I’ve attended, and my first as a member of the faculty. If you’re interested in writing or illustrating children’s books, I really can’t recommend the SCBWI more highly. Writing can be a […]

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IMPYRIUM Sneak Peek

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Hazel Faeregine would like to trade places with you. She would like to trade places with just about anyone. Life is complicated enough at twelve without being born a Faeregine. The very name is synonymous with power, a dynasty of “Divine Empresses” that have ruled Impyrium for over 3,000 years. Faeregine magic is strongest, their coffers deepest, and they alone […]

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“The Greatest Man in the World”

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SPOILER ALERT!!! If you have not yet read The Red Winter, you may not wish to continue reading this entry. I will be referencing events that occur toward the end of the book and I don’t want to ruin anything for you. If you’ve made it all the way to the end of Max’s journey, however, continue on a little […]

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RED WINTER Format FAQs

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Well, that’s that… The Red Winter is officially out in the world and Max’s tale is now complete. I’ve been getting a lot of emails from readers about the release, available formats, what’s next, etc. so I’m going to address them here: IS THE RED WINTER ONLY AVAILABLE AS AN E-BOOK? Yes. The publisher has elected to release The Red […]

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Did You Know? Some Tapestry Tidbits

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THE RED WINTER is just around the corner and its story will bring Max’s adventures to a close. Being the nostalgic sort, I’ve been reflecting on the series and thought I’d share a few “insider” tidbits of which you may or may not have been aware: Max McDaniels is named after the wild little protagonist from Maurice Sendak’s Where the […]

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Sneak Peek: THE RED WINTER Ch. 2

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As we count down to the release of THE RED WINTER, here’s another excerpt from the book. This is chapter 2. The book will be released as an e-book on November 25th. Ch. 2 – Shrope Hovel Scholars classified hags among the lower orders of semiexotic, semi-intelligent beings. Their abrasive natures, willingness to be displeased, and readiness to eat the […]

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BIG News!!!

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I can officially share the news via Publisher’s Weekly HC Nabs Neff’s New Middle-Grade Fantasy Henry H. Neff, author/illustrator of the bestselling fantasy series the Tapestry (Random House), sold a new middle-grade fantasy, called Impyrium, to HarperCollins Children’s Books. Antonia Markiet bought North American rights to the novel, in a three-book pre-empt, from Josh Adams at Adams Literary. The book, […]

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