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10 TIPS FOR TURNING NONFICTION INTO A NOVEL

by Dandi Daley Mackall

I grew up on my parents’ amazing true war stories—how Mom joined the Army as a nurse when WWII broke out and Dad signed up to report to the Army the day after he got his medical degree. Even as a kid,  Read More 

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AUTHOR ADVISES ON WRITING ABOUT WAR IN KID LIT

My guest author today is Skila Brown, author of CAMINAR, a novel in verse published by Candlewick Press in March 2014. The flap copy for CAMINAR reads: “Set in 1981 Guatemala, a lyrical debut novel tells the powerful tale of a boy who must decide what it means to  Read More 

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WAR LITERATURE

"War is a terrible thing, and many return with wounds invisible to the eye." -- Terry Pratchett, DODGER (HarperCollins, 2012)

This is true of all my characters in NO SURRENDER SOLDIER. The after-effects of war on people's lives are like contracting a genetic disease, even passing it down to future generations.

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