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Willow by Tonya Cherie Hegamin

Willow by Tonya Cherie Hegamin Fifteen-year-old Willow is a resourceful, intelligent young girl who spends her days reading, writing, and taking care of her┬áhorse Mayapple. But unfortunately, Willow lives in 1848 Maryland. And Willow is a slave. Though Willow’s life … Continue reading

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3 Questions for Kathryn Lasky, Author of The Extra

I’m very excited to have Kathryn Lasky on my blog today! Kathryn Lasky is a prolific author, having written everything from fiction to nonfiction for people of all ages. She has won numerous awards and has even had a book … Continue reading

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YA Book Review: The Diviners by Libba Bray

The Diviners by Libba Bray is about a group of teenagers with psychic powers that are emerging in response to an evil, supernatural presence in 1920s Manhattan. It’s part X-Men, part serial killer murder mystery, part Da Vinci Code, part … Continue reading

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SCBWI “Letter of Merit”

I won a writing award! Okay–to be more accurate, I received a “Letter of Merit” (sort of like honorable mention) from the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators for their annual Work-In-Progress grant. I am really excited about this! … Continue reading

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The Journey Part Three: Using Your Research

So last time I talked about finding sources. This time I’ll talk about how I incorporated the research into my novel. Here is kind of how I thought about it: 1) Insert only relevant facts The easiest thing to incorporate … Continue reading

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The Journey Part Two: Finding Sources

Last time I talked about how I came to write a historical fiction novel and how I chose a time period. Next, I’ll talk a bit about how I found sources. I’ll break this down by the types of sources … Continue reading

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Researching Historical Fiction: The Journey Part One

My second novel, Necklace of Tears, started off with an idea: a girl, stranded in the middle of the ocean. How did she get there? Where was she from? I initially came up with the idea of writing something about … Continue reading

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