Heavy: If you are interested in middle grade historical fiction (the genre in which my chapter book will live), you must read Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli. Lisa Wheeler (www.lisawheelerbooks.com) recommended it to me and she was right on. It's a powerful, heart-pounding, shocking account of the atrocities of WWII told by a 6 or 7 year old orphan.
Light: Check out this book writing rap by Erin Dealey. Cute!
Yeah! Completed the first draft of the first two chapters of my (as yet untitled) manuscript!
Carrie Pearson is a children's book author and creator-cheerleader.