Tag Archives: Karen Cushman

Book Review: Catherine, Called Birdy

Karen Cushman‘s Catherine, Called Birdy is the first middle grade book I’ve read as an adult.  But it will not be the last.I picked up her book on the advice of Katrina Bender at the SCBWI Summer Conference in LA. … Continue reading

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Surprises and Suspense: SCBWI Highlights

Karen Cushman spoke to us about the importance of courting surprises in our writing. One of her best tips is “Don’t fear surprise, welcome it.” Sometimes we have no idea why something comes unbidden. But it’s okay to stray from … Continue reading

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