SALINA YOON is the award-winning author/illustrator of nearly 200 books for children. Check out which picture books are her family’s favorites!
JENNIFER LONGO holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Theater from Humboldt State University. She credits her lifelong flair for drama to parents who did things like buy the town graveyard and put their kids to work in it-because how hilarious would that be?
In Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin, author Liesl Shurtliff crafts an entertaining fractured fairy tale based on the Brothers Grimm character by the same name.
Jeffrey’s Darth Vader series was originally geared towards adults as it was about the experience of being a parent; however, parents shared it with their kids and now both adults & kids love the series. Goodnight Darth Vader was created with both audiences in mind.
Washington Irving, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and now Edgar Allan Poe. Paying homage to famous American authors has sort of become what I do.
ONE PAST MIDNIGHT is great for fans of contemporary romance, like Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, as well as readers of light fantasy.
It isn’t easy to tackle tension when writing a story, but keeping these things in mind can point you in the right direction.