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writing for children

Getting to know Huldfreyja–My writing process for the sequel to Hapeny Magick

My writing process for Tangled Magick, the second book in the Hapenny Magick series, was much different than writing the first. For one thing, I already knew my characters through and through, so there would be no surprises, right? Wrong! My characters threw me curveballs while I was writing—especially Leif. I do plan for surprises … Continue reading »

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Updated Events schedule and a sneak peek at a new sewing pattern!

I’ve added two new events this week! Join me on August 24th at my local library in Sutton, NH. I’ll have new work in progress to show off,  plus you can have me sign your books or talk to me about your favorite stories! On September 5th I’ll be signing books at Bayswater Book Co. … Continue reading »

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Press Release for Event at Annie’s Book Stop in Worchester, MA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Worcester Needs Diverse Books–Authors, illustrators, and editors are making children’s and YA literature more welcoming to all.   Visit ABSW for an afternoon of readings, discussion, and Q&A about diversity for our students.   Worcester, MA, June 22 – On Saturday, July 25, authors, editors, and illustrators of diverse children’s and YA … Continue reading »

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Happy Book birthday to Tangled Magick and Any Way You Slice It–Plus a giveaway!

Not only is it Tangled Magick’s book birthday today, but I happen to share this special book birthday with my friend and fellow critique partner, Kristine Carlson Asselin! Her book, Any Way You Slice It is also available today!! I met Kris over 6 years ago at an SCBWI conference. She has come so far, … Continue reading »

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The making of a musical, take 2!! Hapenny Magick

  Making a musical is a lot of work, but how can I complain about something that I love so much? I can’t! It was wonderful getting to work with William Ogmundson  on this project and we have a show that we can be proud of. Not only did I get to work with Will, … Continue reading »

Categories: books for children, Faerie, For Teachers and Librarians, Hapenny Magick, Jennifer Carson, musical, Tangled Magick, William Ogmundson, writing for children | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Digital Human Library

Did you know you could find me in the Digital Human Library? What’s the Digital Human Library? I’m glad you asked! The Digital Human Library (dHL) is a free educational resource that connects Canadian teachers and students with organizations and experts from all over the world. K-12 teachers registered with the dHL can search for meBook experts like they would … Continue reading »

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The Tangled Magick book trailer is here!

Tangled Magick is coming in April 2015! It’s the sequel to my award winning children’s book Hapenny Magick! Here’s what the book is about: A hapenny should live a simple life, but two years ago Maewyn Bridgepost discovered her magick and saved her village from a troll invasion. Now as an official Protector of the … Continue reading »

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Blog Tour: Ben Fox: Squirrel Zombie Specialist At Your Service

Today I’d like to introduce you to Ben Fox: Squirrel Zombie Specialist At Your Service by Daisy Whitney. “Ten-year-old Ben Fox has good friends, a great dog, and a lightning-fast little sister who drives him a bit batty. The only thing in the fifth grader’s life that’s truly annoying–well, besides having to wear braces on … Continue reading »

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5 questions for Laura Diamond, author of The Zodiac Collector

As many of you know, half of my life is spent writing and editing books for Spencer Hill Press. A while back I signed this awesome author, Laura Diamond, and I want to introduce you to her and her wonderful book, The Zodiac Collector, which just came out on September 23rd! Book Blurb: “For almost-16 … Continue reading »

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From Sketch to (almost!) Finished—-The first Illustration for Bedtime for Little Owl

I spent much of this weekend working on the first illustration for my story Bedtime for Little Owl. It isn’t quite complete yet, but it’s finished enough to get your feedback, and show you the sketch it started from. Why did I start with this panel? Well, actually, it was the only one I had … Continue reading »

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