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Young Writers Award | News. Recent news Calling all young writers! Entries are now open for the Young Writers Award, a unique opportunity for children aged between nine and thirteen to become published authors. The award provides a platform for young writers to showcase their story telling abilities in the form of either a short story, or a picture book. The winners in each category will enjoy the thrill of seeing their story illustrated and printed as both a hard copy and e-book. The brainchild of Redgum Book Club, this unique award aims to uncover the budding authors of the future. Founder of Redgum Book Club, Sharon Evans, believes the Young Writers Award will help develop the writing skills of this age group, and enable them find their unique voice through storytelling. YWA Judges Announced Two of the judges for the Young Writers Award have been announced. Allison Paterson an established author and teacher, and Mylee Josepsh from the New Souths Wales State Library.

Children’s Short Story category. Next Great Kid Author Contest. Advice from a Kid Author: How Parents Can Get Kids Writing. Jake Marcionette is a typical teenager who loves sports and hanging with his friends. He also happens to be one of the youngest New York Times bestselling authors ever. His book series, Just Jake, is a colorful, diary-style fiction account of the life of Jake Ali Mathews, a not-so-typical sixth grader with a keen sense of humor and a penchant for adventure. I’ve been asked by the good folks at Brightly to tap out a piece on writing, my process, and tips to help young writers improve their skills, and what follows are my suggestions. Keep in mind that what works for me might not work for you, your kids, or students — BUT without an approach or plan, writing will take a backseat to the multitude of other activities bombarding a young person’s life. And that’s a shame because, as a kid, writing is a muscle that needs to be flexed and developed, as it plays a huge part of our academic future.

So first things first: Here’s how I prepare to write. My Process Without a quiet area, I’m useless. Anna-marie: about. Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book, Super-Simple Arduino (Volume 2) by Sylvia Super-Awesome Todd, 9780989151160. Buy this book online. Click on the Google Preview image above to read some pages of this book! A book by a kid for kids of all ages! Super-Awesome Sylvia is a kid who loves making, tinkering, and art. Her Web video series, Super-Awesome Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show, has millions of views.

In this super fun book, Sylvia teaches you to understand Arduino microcontroller programming by inventing an adjustable strobe and two digital musical instruments you can play! Francesca Zappia: About. Lucy Saxon - Home. Rebecca-Books: About. I'm Rebecca, I'm 19 years-old and I originate from London. Currently, I am a student at Bournemouth University where I study Communication and Media. When I'm not reading or blogging, I can be found obsessively watching TV series on Netflix, browsing the shelves of bookshops, chasing the adorable, neighbourhood cats, consuming copious amounts of coffee or more likely, eating. Rebecca-Books was started in February 2010 when I was barely 15 and has been growing since. The blog has seen it's ups and downs and chartered my adolescence as I've grown up.

It's seen me through stressful times, like A-levels; it's been there for a few firsts, like moving away from home for university. However, four years on, I'm so glad I decided to make my own space on the internet those years ago. This blog has been vital. Find me: Email: Instagram: @rebeccabooks Guest Posts: Eventide Reads - an interview as part of a Fiona's Birthday Week (May 2013) A Book from the Beginning: About. Malala Yousafzai - Biography - Women's Rights Activist, Children's Activist. As a young girl, Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban in Pakistan and demanded that girls be allowed to receive an education. She was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, but survived and went on to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Synopsis Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. As a child, she became an advocate for girls' education, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her.

On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala when she was traveling home from school. She survived, and has continued to speak out on the importance of education. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. Early Life On July 12, 1997, Malala Yousafzai was born in Mingora, Pakistan, located in the country's Swat Valley. Initial Activism Yousafzai attended a school that her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, had founded. In early 2009, Yousafzai began blogging for the BBC about living under the Taliban's threats to deny her an education. Targeted by the Taliban. Karenbaobooks | BIO. Popular, About Maya Van Wagenen. A Story of a Dreamer: About Me. Biography - Katherine Ewell. Katherine Ewell is the 19-year old author of Dear Killer, her debut novel. She has been writing novels since age 13, and since then has written seven. In 2011, her novel Bloodline of Queens was a semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.

Also in 2011, she attended the California State Summer School for the Arts as a creative writing student, earning a designation as a California Arts Scholar as well as a Governor’s Medallion, California’s highest award for artistically talented youth. In 2012, she attended the Iowa Young Writer’s Studio, a selective creative writing program for high school students. Ewell was born and raised in Los Angeles, where she graduated from Marlborough High school in 2013. Stephanie Diaz - The Author. Lindsay Cummings | Bio. Lindsay Cummings is the 23-year-old author of THE MURDER COMPLEX duology and BALANCE KEEPERS trilogy at HarperCollins.

She lives in Celina, TX, with her Grumpy Husband Josh, a German Shepherd, a German Shephusky, a real Wolf Cub, a draft horse named Dan the Man, a hedgehog named Hedwig, a cat named Crookshanks, and 5 silly, egg-laying chickens. She's still trying to convice her husband to let her get a teacup pig and name it Pigwidgeon. She is convinced her Hogwarts letter was just lost in the mail. Lindsay graduated high school in 2009, and after several years of severe illness due to Chronic Fatigue, she decided to take up writing. She never looked back, and once Lindsay's books found a home at HarperCollins, she turned to social media to connect with her fans. Lindsay created the hashtag "#booknerdigans, which has reached over 100,000 uses on Instagram, and even more on Twitter. Lindsay loves to connect with her fans. Lindsay Cummings. Bio | Abigail Gibbs. Sometimes, all you want is a bio that gives you a run-down of the number of pets an author has.

My cat prefers anonymity, but in the interests of succinctness, I’ve provided both a short bio – the one you’ll find on a book jacket – and a long bio for your procrastinating-pleasure, which tells you a little bit more about my journey to publishing. Apparently it’s interesting. Maybe not more interesting than cat videos on youtube. I was nine before anything of note really happened – I mean, I could write before that but until then, I was too busy devouring Harry Potter or pretending I was a Jedi and running around my garden on my own killing droids and trying to earn ALL of the stars on my local library’s reading scheme – and such noteworthiness began, as all noteworthiness should, with a tantrum. When the boy-dar kicked in at thirteen I abandoned my writing pursuits in favour of other delectable hobbies.

The snag in that rags-to-riches story was the fact the story wasn’t even half done. Untitled. Welcome to the wonderful world of a regular guy who just happened to write 80-something books for kids and teens. I was born on October 23, 1963 in Montreal, Canada, and grew up mostly in the Toronto area. My writing career began virtually by accident when I was in 7th grade. The track and field coach had to teach English. For creative writing, he gave us total freedom to work on whatever we wanted for the rest of the year. It was February. That added up to a class period per day for more than four months. I sent my manuscript to Scholastic because I was the class monitor for Scholastic Book Orders, and figured I was practically an employee. I’ve been writing for more than three-quarters of my life. I now live on Long Island, outside New York City, with my wife and family. Alex & Brett Harris | The Rebelution. Alex and Brett Harris founded when they were sixteen-years-old.

They had no idea it would soon become one of the most popular Christian teen websites on the Internet, with nearly 40 million page views from over 5 million unique visitors since 2007. At seventeen the twins had the opportunity to intern under State Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker, becoming the youngest interns on record at the Alabama Supreme Court.

This age-defying experience convinced them that young people are far more capable than society suggests. At eighteen they co-authored their first book, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations. For awhile their lives got really crazy. Then, something happened. The school they attended (called Patrick Henry College) was a good place for them. They are both married, Alex to Courtney and Brett to Ana. About and F.A.Q. Twenty-seven year old Jessica Burkhart (pseudonym--find her still under-construction Website for Jessica Ashley here) was born in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. By the age of ten, Jess started her own business, "Jessie's Tack Cleaning Service" to pay for horseback riding lessons. She rode daily and on occasion, wore her paddock boots to school.

Boys thought they were cool. Seriously. In eighth grade, Jess had a spinal fusion for severe scoliosis. Each query was rejected. She finally stopped writing about topics she thought editors wanted to read and wrote about what she loved--volunteering with the Humane Society. Jess' family moved to Florida and she focused on two things--education and writing. Jess kept freelancing and had over 100 pieces published in magazines such as Girls' Life, Listen and The Writer. The idea for a horse novel hit and wouldn't go away. In January 2007, a supercool agent stumbled upon Jess' blog and asked to read her manuscript. I sent it and--gasp--she liked it! About Isabel | Isabel Kaplan. Who I Am | Marni Bates. Marni Bates began her writing career at the age of 19 with her autobiography, Marni, for HCI’s Louder Than Words series.

Her debut fiction novel, Awkward, has been translated into Portuguese, Spanish and Hungarian and has been optioned by Disney Channel as a made for TV movie. She has three other novels with KTeen; Decked with Holly, Invisible, and Notable, as well as short stories in Ambush Books’ Magical Mayhem and Love Stinks Anthology. In her free time she can be found reading romance novels, rollerblading, singing really loudly (and off-key) in public and . . . watching copious amounts of television. Like this: Like Loading... About Susan Hill | Susan Hill. Susan Hill's writing career has encompassed acclaimed literary novels, ghost stories, children's books, detective novels and memoirs.

She has won the Whitbread, Somerset Maugham and John Llewelyn Rhys awards, as well as having been shortlisted for the Booker Prize. The Woman in Black, her terrifying ghost story, is still running as a play in the West End and is now a successful film. Here, she writes about her life and inspiration. I was born beside the North Sea, in Scarborough, Yorkshire one bitterly cold winter during WWII, when the snow was deep and the waves were crashing onto the cliffs not far away. How much do we carry with us of our birth - the when and the where ? I went to Scarborough Convent Grammar School, another advantage.

We moved to the Midlands, where I took A levels, and then I went to university - King's College, London - to read English. I loved London then. Since then, I have written and published 56 books. Truancy (novel) Truancy is a dystopian novel written by Isamu Fukui, a New York City student in Stuyvesant High School, when he was 15 years old.[1] Set in a totalitarian city ruled by its Mayor and Educators, it follows the story of a fifteen-year-old student named Tack, and a student rebellion calling itself the Truancy. The story takes a critical look at the institution of school,[2] and is dedicated "to everyone that has ever suffered in the name of education". Spanish: War Boys, 2007.[3]Italian: Student Guerilla, 2007.[4] Beth Reeks (Reekles)

I write books and drink tea Now repped by Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Literary Agents. *PLEASE NOTE: I don't reply to messages on here because there are just too many of them. If you need to contact me, you can do so via Twitter or Tumblr, or Facebook (links below).* About me: I’m a fangirl, I love books (mainly YA fiction), and I have a soft spot for those street dance movies and fairy-tale retellings.Having studied A Levels in Physics, Maths, French and Spanish, I'm currently an undergrad at Exeter University studying for a Physics degree.

To everybody asking me to read your stories: I apologise but I honestly don't have the time to read your work, whatever genre. The Kissing Booth was published as an ebook by Random House UK in December 2012 and is now available as a paperback in several countries (check your local bookstore and Amazon to grab your copy!) Rolling Dice is also available in paperback and ebook format as of the end of August 2013.

AUTHORized: About Me. Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. On Writing: On Writing. Jack Heath. Book's success surprises teen author. Prufrock Press: Danielle Dunn. Nancy Yi Fan's Swordbird. Dan Elconin | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster. Steph Bowe: About. About Me - Stefan Bachmann. About Me | Kat Zhang. Ramblings of a Writer: About Me. About. Author Kody Keplinger. Alexandra Adornetto - QBD The Bookshop. ABOUT. SE Inheritance Cycle: Author. 23 Writers Who Were Famous by Age 23. Teens Writing For Teens. Alec Greven - How to Talk to Girls.