This is turning out to be a week for me to feature some new books by writer friends ... it's a theme that developed on its own, so I'm going with it. The latest offering is Jeannine Atkins's Views from a Window Seat: Thoughts on Writing and Life, which is described thusly:
writer needs inspiration, whether composing fiction, poetry, or
fact-based work for an audience of children or adults. Both inspiration
and company, Views from a Window Seat: Thoughts on Writing and Life
poses and answers questions such as: How do we decide the best way to
begin a book? How do we keep up our momentum during the long middle?
What are some ways to know we’ve reached an ending? How do we tell the
I've taken a poetry workshop from Jeannine and enjoyed her book Borrowed Names, so I think this one is worth checking out.
In other news, Children's Book World in Haverford, PA is having its annual author/illustrator night
this Friday, Nov. 1, at 8 PM. In attendance will be Jerry Spinelli, K.
M. Walton, April Lindner, Tiffany Schmidt, Kelly Fineman, Donna Jo
Napoli, among many others (including yours truly). You come, too.