Donate Books They’ll Get Caught Reading

We are very excited to partner with Special Education English teachers at Beacon High School to bring student libraries to their classrooms for Get Caught Reading month in May. The teachers put together a special wishlist of culturally diverse books that they would like, and your help is much appreciated! We will match any donation, … Continue reading Donate Books They’ll Get Caught Reading

Jersey Bears, Sex Charlatans & Phantom Planets

By Flora Stadler The sun is out! The weekend is in sight! Here are a few long reads to enjoy outside while you're getting some much-needed vitamin D. But these aren't your average-sized stories, so bring sunblock. Direct Eye Contact By John McPhee for The New Yorker Approx. length: 2,000 words John McPhee is one … Continue reading Jersey Bears, Sex Charlatans & Phantom Planets

Strong Bonds: The Writing Couple James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome

Where do I even begin to talk about the work produced by Lesa and James Ransome? As an author myself, I think of the process of writing and publishing books as a very slow one indeed. Except when I look at Lesa and James. I’m not supposed to compare myself, I know, I know. But … Continue reading Strong Bonds: The Writing Couple James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome

Burning Questions about Book Publishing: How do traditional book publishers function?

by Ruta Rimas Kristen’s post last week about her work as a copy editor reminded me of how—once a book is accepted and bought by a publishing house—there are so many different individuals who are involved in a book’s actual publication. Obviously, there is the writer, the creator of the content, the most important piece … Continue reading Burning Questions about Book Publishing: How do traditional book publishers function?

Reading Like a Copy Editor

by Kristen Holt-Browning I write poems and short stories for fun (except when it’s completely frustrating), but I copyedit the work of others for (a little) profit. Usually when I tell someone what I do for a living, the first question I get is, “What exactly does a copy editor do?” followed by, “how are … Continue reading Reading Like a Copy Editor