MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT...Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction
Many Genres, One Craft gathers the voices of today's top genre writers and writing instructors affiliated with Seton Hill University's acclaimed MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction.
As a contributor to this book, I can only say that it is worth the wait! With a release date of May 2011, Many Genres, One Craft is written by writers for other writers. It is full of words of wisdom, inspiration, and recommended skills to hone the craft of writing for all genres and readers of all ages.
RECOGNITION for this BOOK:
Named #5 in 10 of This Year's Terrific Writing Books by The Writer Magazine in the December 2011 issue
An Award-Winning Finalist in the Business: Writing and Publishing category of The USA Best Books 2011 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.
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A LETTER TO MRS. ROOSEVELT
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to accompany this book
This is the inspiring tale of a young girl's fight to save her family home. Margo's desperate attempts to be courageous and responsible are challenged by the antics of her nine-year-old brother, Charlie, whose leg operation created the need for an emergency bank loan. Based on true stories handed down in my family, Booklist recognized this novel as one which "creates a strong sense of time and place."
During the era of the Great Depression, the well-being of the Coco Family was threatened. Grandfather, Michael Coco, dictated a letter to the First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, which was penned in the handwriting of my father's older sister, Mary. Grandfather Coco did not ask for money, but for the gift of time. His plea for help was answered.
AWARDS FOR THIS BOOK:
* Recipient of the Marguerite de Angeli Prize
* 2000-2001 Keystone to Reading Book Award
* Nominated for State Book Awards in Pennsylvania, Maine, Massachusetts, Florida, South Carolina, Washington, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, and Tennessee
* Teacher's Choices 2000 by the International Reading Association
* A Booklist "Top 10 First Novels" of 1999
* Selected by the Children's Book Council and the National Council of Social Studies as a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People