If you're coming here for the first time because of Betsy's kind article in School Library Journal, thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time and attention. I'm a senior editor at Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, where I edit and publish a wide range of books, and I've also been a blogger here at Brooklyn Arden since 2005 -- sometimes about personal stuff, sometimes work or kidlit or writing stuff, sometimes recipes, sometimes nonsense. I also have a website where many of my past talks for writers are archived, at www.cherylklein.com, plus I Twitter.
As you'll see from my post on October 1 below, the blog has mostly been on hiatus for the last month while I've been concentrating on work projects and some upcoming speeches I'm giving; but you might be interested in these past posts about children's literature or writing:
- Theory: A Definition of YA Literature
- Behind the Book: Marcelo in the Real World (and the other "Behind the Book" posts)
- Defining Good Writing
- Seven Reasons Why People Love Harry Potter
- Flap Copy: Three Takes on Operation Yes
- Four Techniques to Get at the Emotional Heart of Your Story
- Rhymes with "Float 'Em" (my take on the Higher Power of Lucky controversy)
- I Have Been Half in Love with Easeful Death (on teenage girls, love, and death in literature)
- Allegory, Schmallegory: A Big Fat "Feh" for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
- Some Thoughts on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
And for everyone: Our next NYC Kidlit Drink Night will be Thursday, November 12, at the Globe Bar on 23rd St., between Lexington and 3rd Ave. -- the very bar where the cover and photos for that article were shot. The festivities will start a little after six. If you'd like to get an e-mail reminder about this or be on the mailing list for future Kidlit Drink Nights, send a message to nyckidlitdrinks at gmail dot com and we'll sign you up.
Thank you again for visiting; please come back; and happy November!