Inside the Trenches: Editing the CMA Writers Group Book

Whether your idea of a perfect summer activity involves chilling at the beach, riding every roller coaster in the tristate area, or just curling up with a good book, I bet there’s one thing you’d never consider doing. Writing a book with 20 other people. And I double bet you’d run screaming from editing it. … Continue reading Inside the Trenches: Editing the CMA Writers Group Book

CMA Event: Through an Editor’s Eyes – The Joys of Keeping Classic Brands Fresh

Classic brands are classic for a reason: they’re fresh for generation after generation of readers. But how do they get that way? CMA put together a panel to find out! On Thursday June 12, CMA brought Diane Muldrow (Random House, Little Golden Books), Alice Jonaitis (Random House, Seuss), and Karen Halpenny (Sesame Digital) together to … Continue reading CMA Event: Through an Editor’s Eyes – The Joys of Keeping Classic Brands Fresh

CMA Event: From Austria to Amazon – A Path to Publication

Everyone needs encouragement from time to time. Especially writers. Especially especially writers feeling stymied by the 18-month wait to get a 32-page picture book published. Those poor souls need hugs... And Linda Ravin Lodding gave them. Well, not hugs,per se (but I got one!). Encouragement. Linda Ravin Lodding (A Gift for Mama, The Busy Life of … Continue reading CMA Event: From Austria to Amazon – A Path to Publication