Children's Book Week "So You Want to Write a Book..." Panel for young writers, featuring local authors
What do local writers Cal Armistead, Scott Blagden, Jack D. Ferraiolo, and Joe Lawlor all have in common? They’ve all written books for young readers and know that you can too! In honor of Children’s Book Week, these four authors will be hosting a fun writers’ panel to share advice, stories, and the steps it takes to write your own book. Have a story that you’re working on? If you’re a writer in grades K – 12, bring in a single page of writing (double-spaced) with your name and contact information and one of our visiting writers will send you personalized feedback.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Cal Armistead has been a writer since age 9, when she submitted her first book, The Poor Macaroni Named Joany to a publisher. While this literary gem did not make it to print, Cal continued pursuing her lifelong passion and has been published in The Chicago Tribune, Shape Magazine, Body & Soul Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Chicken Soup for Every Mom’s Soul and others. Being Henry David, (March 2013) is her first novel.
Scott Blagden grew up in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and now makes his home on the coast near Cape Cod, where he enjoys being a dad to his teenage twins. In addition to writing, he has been self-employed in real estate for thirty years. Dear Life, You Suck (March 2013) is his first novel.
Jack D. Ferraiolo is the author of The Big Splash (a 2009 Edgar Award nominee), its sequel, The Quick Fix (Spring 2012) and Sidekicks (2010). He also works in animation, as the head writer for PBS's WordGirl and creator of Chuck Vanderchuck's "Something Something" Explosion for PBSKidsGo.org.
Joe Lawlor is a middle school English teacher. He enjoys the challenge of working with adolescents, while he secretly takes notes on his target audience. Bully.com (April 2013) is his debut novel. Joe lives in Massachusetts.
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