Article Roundup

I've been busily posting for Project Mayhem and Kindred Magazine over the past few months. Here's a quick round-up!

 
 

In July NEW CHILDREN'S CLASSICS for Project Mayhem. What makes a new classic and how do authors pull it off for today's readers? 

 
 

In August BECOMING MYSELF AGAIN for Kindred's theme RETURN. Can we reclaim our former selves after having kids? Tackling groceries, adrenal fatigue, and inner peace.

 In September DO KIDS BOOKS HAVE TO BE ABOUT KIDS? for Project Mayhem. Looking at the rising trend of adult novels with child protagonists, can kids books be written from an adult perspective? The pub industry today mostly says no, but that hasn't always been the case.

Also in September MAGICAL THINKING for Kindred's theme EXPECT.  What does it mean to live with childlike wonder in a world so full of disappointment? Do adults still get to to believe in magic?

 
Image Courtesy Alisha Sanvicens

Image Courtesy Alisha Sanvicens

 

And for Kindred's October theme, DISGUISE, SAVORING THE ORDINARY, about food, body image, and adopting spiritual rhythms of eating.

The topics are a little broad, but between chatting about kids lit and exploring some deeper personal essays, I've learned and shared a lot in these last few months and I've loved working with these communities of readers and writers! Stick around on both sites for great writing from some very talented fellow authors. Cheers!