The Art of the Deal

- by Karen Sandler

In August 2011, I attended the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators conference in Los Angeles. One of the more fascinating and informative workshops was The Art of the Deal, all about how a book is acquired. Presenters Brenda Bowen (agent with Sanford J Greenburger Associates, on the right) and Alessandra Balzer (VP & […]

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Website Adventures

- by Karen Sandler

I recently launched a brand-new version of my site, www.karensandler.net. As an author who’s undergone a genre change from adult romance to young adult fiction, I needed a new look for my site that would better represent who I now am as an author. Since my first YA, Tankborn, is dystopian science fiction, I wanted […]

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The Future is Now

- by Karen Sandler

Last night, my husband and I used Skype to meet some of the folks our older son, Eric, works with and teaches in Osaka, Japan. It was so very cool to have a chance to meet his boss, his co-workers and some of his young students (Eric teaches them English). He coached each of the […]

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Author’s Serenity Prayer

- by Karen Sandler

Well, I don’t exactly have a serenity prayer. Other than, “Please God, let me finish this re-write by the deadline.” I’d really like to reflect on the things in my writing life that I can and can’t control. First, the “cans.” I can come up with a nearly infinite number of ideas (note 1–I have […]

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