Around the Web with OAV Authors: December 2015

It’s time again to round up random cyberspace sightings of some of our Online Author Visits members:

Deb Lund blogged some insightful advice for any writer trying to add obstacles for characters and remove them from his or her writing life.

A selection from Deb Lund’s Fiction Magic: Card Tips & Tricks for Writers

Here’s a terrific article on how David Patneaude became a writer.

Dia Calhoun welcomed Winter Solstice on her blog.

Patrick Jennings has a Wikipedia page!

The Olive and Max magazine series by Clare Hodgson Meeker was recently released in an ebook format. Read all about it at Clare’s website.

Writing for the SCBWI Team Blog, Martha Brockenbrough filed a great preconference interview with fellow children’s author Kate Messner.

Click through for a peek at some fun images from Trudi Trueit’s launch party for her latest novel.

Trudi Trueit reads from The Sister Solution during its launch.

This is an exciting find: Just this week, Laurie Ann Thompson’s Be a Changemaker won a 2015 Gelett Burgess Award! All the winning books must “stimulate the child’s imagination, as well as inspire them creatively.” Congratulations, Laurie!

Did you know that Lisa L. Owens is also a long-time editor? Here’s an interview she did with Copyediting about why she specializes in children’s publishing.

Check out this video from the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra’s holiday concert. Can you spot Dori Hillestad Butler playing with the group?

That’s a wrap for this month’s OAV author-stalking fun. We’ll be back with more tidbits in the new year!

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Author: Laurie Ann Thompson

I write books for curious young minds and open hearts, no matter what their age. BE A CHANGEMAKER: HOW TO START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS, a teen guide to saving the world, will be published by Beyond Words/Simon Pulse in September of 2014. EMMANUEL'S DREAM: THE TRUE STORY OF EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH, a picture-book biography, will be published by Schwartz & Wade/Penguin Random House in January of 2015. And MY DOG IS THE BEST, a heartwarming fictional picture book, will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers/Macmillan in May of 2015.

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