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Cantastic Authorpalooza: Karen Spafford-Fitz

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by great Canadian children’s writers! Today’s guest: Karen Spafford-Fitz. Take it away, Karen! Grab Your Yoga Mat: Flexibility in Writing Kidlit Even before I sent away my very first query package, I’d heard stories about the long, torturous waits for a response from publishers, and about the demoralizing form-style rejection letters one might expect. So I was not surprised when those things occurred. Thirteen years and six kidlit books later, I have however experienced other surprises. Case in point… when I sent a query to the editor of the Orca Soundings series for...

One Lovely Blog Tour

Writer-friend Janet Givens has tagged me to take part in the One Lovely Blog Tour. Here are the rules: 1) Thank and tag the person who nominated you (thanks, Janet!). 2) Share seven things about yourself. 3) Nominate the next round of victims bloggers. So, here are seven random things about myself, some of which might make good fodder for full posts… hmmm…. 1) I have swum in Iceland’s hot springs and Mexico’s cenotes. Hot springs are, well, hot. Cenotes are below ground in caves, and they are considerably colder. Like, you jump in and your heart seizes colder....