NESCBWI Member Blogs
NESCBWI has a strong community both in-person and online. You can find fellow writers and illustrators through the member blogs listed below. If you are a NESCBWI member and would like to add your children's literature blog to our list, please contact us.
Kristine C. Asselin
Writing for Real
Views from a Window Seat
Thoughts on books for children, poetry, inspiration, and reading as a writer.
Notes from New England
Notes about the writing journey, and the all the other stuff that gets in the way.
I'm working on it
Musings about life, science, children's books and whatever catches my fancy.
Write Up Our Alley
The world of children's books from the perspective authors and illustrators dedicated to putting quality books into the hands and hearts of children.
Oz and Ends
Musings about fantasy literature for young readers, comics old and new, the peculiar publishing industry, the future of books, kids today, and the writing process.
Linda Crotta Brennan
ShopTalk: The Carle Museum's Bookstore Blog
Information that connects people and picture books, including book reviews, trivia, event announcements, and children's literature news.
Livia King Blackburne
A Brain Scientist's Take on Writing
Kathleen M. Bloomfield
Anna J. Boll
Creative Chaos II
The occasional postings of a writer, illustrator, and mom
The writing life in a tiny coastal Maine town, with knitting laments and monthly book reviews.
Rating Historical Fiction for the Classroom
Reviews of social studies resources by teachers and librarians to helpidentify the best books for students
My Blog by Deborah Bruss
Loree Griffin Burns
A Life in Books
Lori Calabrese Writes!
Book reviews ranging from board books to young adult; author interviews; writing tips; and the latest in children's literature news.
Notes along the road of a children's writer, poet & book lover
Melanie Linden Chan
It's a Hoot
An illustrator's journey to publication
Melanie Linden Chan
A collaborative blog of RiSd students studying children's book illustration
Author and Illustrator of Children's Books
Polliwog on Safari
The Tech Curmudgeon
General ranting about technology, design, and why I should be a billionaire
Karen Day's Blog
Reading, Writing, and Chocolate
Thoughts on three of the world's most important topics, from the point of view of a YA/middle-grade novelist.
Writing For Children
Writing prompts, SCBWI events, beholding beauty in words and images, and my stories on connecting with children and ducks while working at a toy/book store.
Ann Marie DiVecchia
Mrs. P's Art Blog
Great Art Projects to Do with Kids
Ann Marie DiVecchia
My Dog Is a Pancake
An Illustration Blog
Ann Marie DiVecchia
Smells Like Crayons
Illustrators from NH and ME who like to make art for kids.
A lighthearted look at nineteenth century England's history and culture from a teen perspective
A journal of the journey to publishing a middle-grade manuscript
The Excelsior File
The Elephant Rag
Features children's and young adult books with voices from around the world; links to book lists, interviews, and stories about cultures, literacy projects, and libraries.
Walk the Ridgepole
Thoughts on children's literature and the writing life from a bookseller, writer, reviewer, and yes, Anne of Green Gables fangirl.
Writes With Pictures
Words Not Taken
Explores the writing process and examines children's literature and its use in the classroom
Down the Rhythmic Road
Reflections and discussion on how good writing finds the right readers and fosters literacy, especially through poetry and creative nonfiction
On writing, reading and technology
Covering the writing process, ebooks, apps and mobile technology, and digital publishing.
Discusses writing, editing, grammar, process, inspiration, motivation, the writer's life, and more.
One YA writer's journey to make her passion her business.
Reflections on children's books, writing, and the kidlit world
Caroline Gray Illustration
This blog follows my work as an aspiring Children's Book Illustrator and my work in greeting card illustration.
Slice of the Blog Pie
A place where you can get your latest fix of cat ramblings, writer angst, fandom, and zombie info.
Sharon Abra Hanen
The Well-Fed Poet
Reflections on writing and the creative life, children's literature, multi-arts creativity, and resources for sustaining inspired creative work.
Kourtney Heintz's Journal
Day-to-day struggles to write the best books possible and to become a published author.
Jennifer Marie Hofmann
Damsels in Regress
Three passionate historical fiction authors post about their current work and research, historical tidbits, and interviews with fellow authors of historical fiction for kids.
Visible thought is about moments captured in an image, then explored in words.
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Raised by the Apple Trees
Craft, the journey, and the ins and outs of publishing. Includes "Mentor Monday," where kidlit professionals weigh in on a trusted mentor.
Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Eight debut authors/clients of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency blog about the path from getting "The Call" to holding the book.
Twelve writers who got their MFA in writing for children from Simmons College at the Eric Carle museum.
Katherine Quimby Johnson
On YA, writing and revising, gender and gardening
Joyce Shor Johnson
Mashup of writing tips, agent/editor interviews, the writing process and things NESCBWI.
Adventures at Wilder Farm
A blog about children's books and the creative process
Musings on the ups and downs of the writing life.
Jumping in Puddles
An illustration blog focused on work for children
News, Updates, and Thoughts from a Children's Book Author
Ann Haywood Leal
The Untended Garden
A blog celebrating nature in books, art, films and new media.
Haiku, tanka, and haiga interspersed with random thoughts.
The Write Sisters
Seven published children's writers share information, writing advice, the lives of fascinating women, and more.
Here There Be Dragons
Speculative fiction writing prompts, exercises, and musings for teens and adults.
Musings of YA author, Dawn Metcalf, including random thoughts about writing, reading, myths, gender, karate, steampunk & chocolate
Everywhere I Go
Short essays about the people I encounter, the places I go, and the things that I do.
Along the Right Lines
A journey in children's illustration and writing
Random Acts of Writing
Classroom Book of the Week
Multiple intelligences activities for enhancing curriculum units that involve popular children's books
Mitali's Fire Escape
A safe place to talk about books between cultures
A Bissel at a Time.
Reflections on the efforts to incorporate more Judaism into family life, a little bit at a time.
The Parrot's Point of View
Musings on life, people, birds, and predators by a pet parrot.
Book suggestions for middle-grade/YA readers focusing on fantasy, tips and links for writers, and information about unusual animals from around the world
Lisa J. Rogers
Dreams du Dog
An Occasional Post
A blog about reading, writing, and other stuff.
Karen B. Schwartz
A blog on writing for middle-grade kids while raising them. Also, some funny, absurd, and profound stuff about life.
Anindita Basu Sempere
Posts on writing, reading, inspiring art events, and the future of storytelling.
Kissing the Earth
A blog about landscapes and environments and our relationships to them as writers and human beings
Information about writing nonfiction for children and innovative resources for teaching science
Whozits, a Kids' Biography Blog
Part biographical sketch (a new subject every post), part musing on the process of writing.
Talking about Systems
Looking for Systems in Everyday Life
Art, Words, Life
A blog about writing, illustrating, and the little things that make life interesting.
Kip Wilson Rechea
Telling the True: A Writer's Journal