Archive | Author Blog Posts

Each month, we ask one distinguished author or illustrator to write an original post that reveals insights about their process and craft.

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Guest Blogger: Alexandria Giardino

I spent the entire summer of 1978 at the local public library reading as much as I could find about the last tsar and his family, and of course about the mystery of Anastasia. Did she survive? Was she Anna Anderson? I felt like a young investigative reporter.

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Ham House

Guest Blogger: Frances Hardinge

But not everyone fights a war with blade or bullet. Some were fighting their own shadow war of secret letters, false names, fake passes and perilous bluffs. I became fascinated by the spies – cunning, bold, ingenious and quite often female.

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Rumi the tree frog

Guest Blogger: Eliot Schrefer

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with stuffed animals. I had 40 or 50 of them, enough to sag a bookshelf. They didn’t quite have distinct personalities, but in my mind Mrs. Lion, Mr. Hawk, and Princess Panther were brimming with life.

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