Authors often call their books their babies, and use birthing analogies. And so, like the birth of a baby, they often surprise you by arriving early. That’s what happened to NO SURRENDER SOLDIER. My “due date” was December 18, 2013, for the e-book and January 18, 2014, for the hardback to be released by Merit Press (Adams Read More
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GOODREADS GIVE-AWAY: NO SURRENDER SOLDIER!
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).
CK: Merit Press is a relatively Read More
AN AUTHOR INTERVIEW ABOUT NO SURRENDER SOLDIER
This blog article is a reprint of an interview Beth Fehlbaum did of me and posted July 31, 2013.
What's your book about?
In NO SURRENDER SOLDIER, it’s 1972 and a 15-year-old Chamorro boy, Kiko, discovers that his mother had been raped by a Japanese soldier during the WWII Japanese occupation of Guam. What he doesn’ Read More
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
EUREKA! A NOVEL IDEA
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