Monday, March 29, 2010

Spilling Ink!

This week sees the release of Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook by Anne Mazer and Ellen Potter. I was pleased as punch to contribute a series of drawings for this amazingly detailed and highly entertaining look at the writing process. I think this book will be invaluable to any young writer in your life and I really wish I had something like this when I was growing up.

I'm not alone in this opinion. Bruce Coville calls it "wonderful, funny, wise" and Nancy Springer deemed it "outstanding".

Anne and Ellen have launched a fantastic website that is going to be an ongoing resource for writers and teachers. The site also features a Creativity Blog that will host a series of guest bloggers. I was honored to be their first guest. Read my post here.

And leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Spilling Ink signed by Anne and Ellen!

3 comments:

Michelle Henninger said...

This looks like a great little book! Your illustrations are always wonderful! I think my girls would love to have a copy of this. Both of them love to write. :)

matt said...

I know I'm a little biased, but honestly this is a really great book about writing. Works for all ages but any kid interested in writing will devour it.

Michelle said...

My Kindergartener just won 1st place in the NH PBS Writers GO contest (http://www.nhptv.org/kidswrite/betsysbluefeet.asp) and my second grader won honorable mention.

Who am I kidding, I think this purchase will be more for me than them! ha ha!