Author Newsletters--Yay or Nay?

By Katrin Schumann

Media marketing experts agree that maintaining a robust newsletter is one of the best ways for an author to build a core audience--a group of people who will be more interested and committed to you and your work than, say, that stranger lurking on twitter or the random people liking your Instagram shots.

December 6, 2017 | Katrin Schumann

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

By Sophie Powell

The poem Tarantella by Hilaire Belloc has always been one of my favorites, and I learned it by heart as a child for a poem-speaking competition; Tarantella’s masterful rhyme and rhythm, evocative of a flamenco beat, are infectious and it has marvelous mystery and atmosphere.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (a picture book for preschoolers) is a different genre of literature to Tarantella, nevertheless its author Sherri Duskey Rinker has the same enchanting gift with rhyme and rhythm that I have not experienced since Tarantella.  Reaching #1 on the New York Times bestseller list for children’s ...

December 31, 2013 | Sophie Powell

children's literature