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Interview with Jacquelyn Mitchard, editor- in-chief of Merit Press

By Christine Kohler

This article is cross-posted on Uncommon YA as part of its “Behind the Scenes in Publishing/One Thing That Sold My Book” series. I interviewed Jacquelyn Mitchard, the editor who acquired my debut novel NO SURRENDER SOLDIER, tbr January 18, 2014, by Merit Press (Adams Media/ F+W Media).

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CHANGES IN 30 YEARS OF BOOK PUBLISHING

Even though technically I am a debut novelist (NO SURRENDER SOLDIER, tbr Jan. 18, 2014, Merit Press), my first four fiction picture storybooks for ages 5-9 were published in 1985. After a long sidestep into journalism and teaching, when I came back to children’s lit I published in nonfiction books. For those who grew up on  Read More 

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EUREKA! A NOVEL IDEA

NO SURRENDER SOLDIER will be published by Merit Press Sept. - Oct. 2014.

It's official! I signed a contract with Merit Press (F+W Media) for my novel, NO SURRENDER SOLDIER. My editor is Jacquelyn Mitchard. The release date is Jan. 2014.

In keeping true to the intent of this blog I will continue to give teaching tips for  Read More 

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