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The People in My Neighborhood: One Author/Illustrator’s Rambles Around Brooklyn

With apologies to Margaret Wise Brown.

The Place Brooklyn: home to skinny jeans, artisanal pickles, that famous bridge, and yes… one of the biggest children’s book communities in the world. And I’m one of those authors that ends his jacket flap copy with “…lives and works in Brooklyn.” Here’s a brief history, as well as an insider’s guide, to this kid-lit […]

Book & Me | Comic #20

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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Book & Me | Comic #18

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Book & Me | Comic #17

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Book & Me | Comic #16

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59 ways to get writing

messner_59 reasons to write

The Internet is full of writers talking about writing. Plenty of authors support each other and exchange advice online. But not all of these writers share wisdom extensively enough, or in a format organized enough, that those thoughts can be gathered into a book. That’s what Kate Messner’s done — with the help of fellow […]

Book & Me | Comic #15

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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Book & Me | Comic #14

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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Book & Me | Comic #13

Book & Me by Charise Mericle Harper

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