Once upon a time (a.k.a in the summer of 2006), a group of four friends (who happened to be related) decided to have a weekly gathering to consider and critique each others' work in children's and young adult fiction and to hone their skills through a variety of challenges and exercises. The results are often hilarious...and occasionally profound. The following examples are provided for your entertainment--please enjoy! (To view entries by author or category, you can click on one of the labels to the left, about halfway down the page, or use the search box, also on the left above the labels.)
Well, our recognition list is getting longer and longer... Nancy Langdale Hough was a finalist in the 2010 (10th annual!) Tassy Walden Awards for her (wonderful) middle grade novel, Wayfarers! Congratulations!