The authors mix inspirational anecdotes with practical guidance on how to find a voice, develop characters and plot, make revisions, and overcome writer's block. Fun writing prompts will help young writers jump-start their own projects, and encouragement throughout will keep them at work.
Anne Mazer is the author of "The Salamander Room," The Sister Magic series, and the bestselling Abby Hayes series. She lives in Ithaca, New York.Ellen Potter is the author of acclaimed books for children including "Slob," "Pish Posh," and "Olivia Kidney." She lives in upstate New York with her husband, son and a motley assortment of badly behaved animals.Matt Phelan has illustrated many books for children, including the 2007 Newbery Medal winner "The Higher Power of Lucky" by Susan Patron. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.