Category Archives: Life After Publication

1 Sure Thing a Writer Can Know

*by Jean Foster Akin* I had always written for adults and never had any desire to write for middle readers. It never even occurred to me to write for middle readers until I took a course in college wherein I … Continue reading

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An Elbow, A Cart Horse, A Drug Addiction: What Inspires You?

It’s fun finding out how famous works were first imagined. Sometimes stories are spurred on by some strange person or event experienced by (or read about by) the author, and the subsequent novel birthed seems reasonable to the reader when he’s … Continue reading

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When a Writer Writes “The End.”

Twenty-two months. That’s how long it’s taken from conception to completion–or, at least till my editor gets her hands on it. Then it’ll be months of changing this and rewriting that, but that’s besides the point. The point is: IT’S … Continue reading

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You Know…For Kids!

Ever plan for something for so long, imagining how you will feel when it actually happens, imagining how things will turn out, only to finally get to the day and find that all your imaginings are nothing like The Real Thing? … Continue reading

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Great Day at the Book Fair!

Yesterday I spent the day at the Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, enjoying book lovers, other authors, illustrators, and wonderful, giving people representing great organizations designed to engender in the community a greater love for reading. I met an adorable … Continue reading

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Multi-Author Book Signing at Barnes and Noble

Yesterday, Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Saratoga Springs organized a book signing for local authors. I was one of those authors, and it was a great day for me for a number of reasons. First and foremost, I met three other authors, … Continue reading

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Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble and the Difference Between Boys and Girls

It’s been a busy busy summer for me, and now, as the first year since the publication of my first book comes to a close, I am preparing for my book signing at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Saratoga Springs, New … Continue reading

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