On the Twelfth Day of Christmas…

December 24th, 2017
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I’m typing this on Christmas Eve, ready to cue Die Hard up on the TV and settle in for some holiday viewing, all of our presents already wrapped and nestled under the tree. But perhaps YOU still have some shopping to do. If so, I can happily suggest three fabulous seasonal reads for your last […]

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On the Eighth Day of Christmas…

December 19th, 2017
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On this eighth day of Christmas, I’m looking back at three shows I’ve loved this year that I wish were books! Number One for me is: Stranger Things! I loved the nostalgia of season one, and season two delivered in new and awesome ways. I adore the darkness of the show juxtaposed with the trials […]

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Attention: Teens in Need!

September 1st, 2017
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This week, KT client, Grace Li, will begin teaching high school in the Bronx. The school is badly in need of books for teens, especially teens of color, and Grace is hoping for some assistance from the YA community in stocking the shelves! She originally planned to have her own personal books shipped from her […]

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About My Query 16

August 11th, 2017
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Recently, at the SCBWI Summer Conference, I did a three-hour workshop on queries: what they should include, how to structure them, how to write them, and how to improve them. We’ve been posting About My Query critiques for years now on the blog, and while it’s not a regular feature, it is something we like […]

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About My Query 15

March 10th, 2017
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[Note from Kate: Sara is out of the office today, dealing with a personal matter, but asked me to post her latest About My Query critique.] Thank you so much for sending this query in for a critique – let’s dive in… Dear KT Lit, A failed assassination attempt is the first warning Major Katja […]

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