This week, we welcome Tod Olson, a writer with a knack for making nonfiction topics come alive with excitement and vibrancy. Tod is the critically-acclaimed author of middle grade narrative nonfiction series Lost and How to Get Rich, and Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (all published by Scholastic). He talks about finding that creative, exciting story within the nonfiction topic, and gives some research tips.
 
Laura also checks in with publishing links, and we celebrate the successes of some Children’s Book Insider subscribers.
 
 

 
 
Links from This Week’s Social:
 
Lee and Low Writing Contests: http://leeandlow.com/
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BookLife Fiction Prize: https://booklife.com/prize/5

 
Info on Fake Agent Solicitations: https://accrispin.blogspot.com/2020/08/a-new-beware-scammers-impersonating.html
 
 
Children’s Book Insider links:
 
Writing Blueprints (Use code JOYFUL to save 20% on everything) https://writingblueprints.com/p/the-blueprint-solution

 
Publisher’s Weekly Article about the Kidlit Distancing Social
 
 


 

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