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Pathways to Publication: A workshop with April Eberhardt and Susan Bearman

On Friday, June 7, April Eberhardt and I will be co-presenting a workshop in Chicago on Pathways to Publication: Choosing the Best Way to Reach Your Readers. We scheduled this on the afternoon before Printers Row Lit Fest. We hope those in the Chicago area or those coming to town for Lit Fest will add to your experience and join us for a workshop on how…


Added by Susan Bearman on May 8, 2013 at 10:56am — No Comments

World Book Night, Barbara Kingsolver, Oprah Winfrey and Me

I'm a proud giver for this year's first annual World Book Night USA, April 23, 2012. In case you don't know, World Book Night is designed is to inspire reluctant or infrequent readers to read more and learn to love reading. It had a successful launch last year in the UK, and now the US is on board. The sponsors of the event printed thousands of special-edition…


Added by Susan Bearman on April 22, 2012 at 11:48pm — 2 Comments

April Eberhardt: Literary Agent for Change

This post was originally published on Write It Sideways on 2/28/12.

by Susan Bearman. Reprinted here with permission.



Added by Susan Bearman on March 13, 2012 at 12:02pm — 18 Comments

Banned Books and Children

I was doing a little research for a post on Banned Books Week (BBW), which we are observing this week, thanks…


Added by Susan Bearman on September 25, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

NaNoWriMo Newbie Finds Unlikely Ally

I decided to take the plunge and do NaNoWriMo this year for the first time. Two years ago I had never even heard of it. Last year, I tried to talk my brother into doing the 3-day Novel Contest over Labor Day Weekend. I thought we'd have a blast holed up in a hotel with laptops, pizza and caffeine, working on a collaborative… Continue

Added by Susan Bearman on November 2, 2010 at 9:27am — 4 Comments

Mother Writer! Essay Contest Entry

We have been requested to post our entries to the Mother Writer! Essay Contest, that was held in in honor of SheWrites one year anniversary. Here's my entry:


Mother Writer? Writer Mother? For me, it’s a chicken or the egg question. When you become a mother, you figure out pretty quickly how to write good nonfiction: medical histories; notes to counselors and teachers outlining everything they need to know about your child; letters to kids at camp; notes in lunch… Continue

Added by Susan Bearman on July 22, 2010 at 2:15pm — 8 Comments

In Celebration of Women Writers

When I read about She Writes call to action in response to Publishers Weekly's omission of any women writers from their 2009 top 10 list, I was moved write about it, but chose a different forum. I felt that posting here on was a little like preaching to the choir, so I chose to make my voice heard where I thought it could do the most good — on the Chicago Moms Blog, part of a… Continue

Added by Susan Bearman on November 15, 2009 at 4:06pm — No Comments


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