#BEA11: “What’s Next?” A Chance Encounter with Jan Brett

In What's the Buzz by Kathleen Sweeney

By Kathleen Sweeney As a BEA newbie, I hadn’t counted on being starstruck by a children’s book celebrity siting. I was strolling through the Penguin Books pavilion scanning books when there she was, Jan Brett, the author and illustrator extraordinaire, no less than a legend on my daughters’ bookshelves, passing out swag bags emblazoned with her book covers for Home …

Should a Writer Think of their Career as a Calling or a Business?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka The for a writer to continue to produce hit after hit can be immense, as Lisa Tucker describes in today’s feature story. Often a writer’s career arc follows a simple arc…It begins with the excitement of a debut, the pressure to produce a strong second novel, and hopefully a breakout book (if not sooner). If one isn’t …