New books from Jodie Parachini coming this October
Final blog tour interview questions for Listening to the Stars
Interview questions–a little bit more about me and the writing process.
It’s a book birthday for Listening to the Stars! Welcome to the world!
Kirkus and School Library Journal give Listening to the Stars a STARRED REVIEW.
Half time, that is. Hmm, that doesn’t sound quite right. Let’s start again. It’s almost here…the moment so many of you have been waiting for. And by “so many” I mean my Mom. Hi Mom! What I mean to say is…my next book is almost on the shelves. YIPPPEEEE! Please welcome Half A Giraffe? toContinue reading “It’s almost time!”
Look what my dad found in the window of the lovely Owl and Turtle Bookshop in Camden, Maine. Can’t wait to be there this summer to visit in person 🙂 @owlandturtle
The importance of critique groups
… a festive yet relaxing, entertaining yet snuggly, rip-roaring yet storm-free, exotic yet homey, and most of all joyous and positive holiday. Read lots of books, drink copious amounts of tea, raise whirlwinds and enjoy life.
George Saunders wrote the following paragraphs in the Guardian and I’m posting it here to remind us all how writing is all about re-writing. And how important it is to edit your own work rather than just assuming that the first draft is the final draft just because it’s written down. And how to addContinue reading “Making Your Story “Less Lame””