Middle Grade for the Middle Aged! (or literally any age – I just wanted a catchy title)

Skyler BoudreauReviewer/Editorial Contributor Anyone who has ever walked into any bookstore or library has seen that rather than allowing the books to roam free and find their own ways to prospective readers, the staff of the respective bookish establishment instead…

The Reading Cornucopia

Skyler BoudreauEditorial Contributor/Reviewer The word “cornucopia” is derived from two Latin words; “cornu,” meaning “horn” and “copia” meaning “plenty.” And thus, the “Horn of Plenty” is born. It is a symbol of harvest, typically representing a large bounty. The cornucopia…

APPROACHING A READER IN THE WILD

Skyler BoudreauEditorial Contributor Contrary to what you may hear, readers are not an endangered species. Their habitats are growing by the day, as more bookstores and libraries are constructed and their beloved authors continue to produce an endless food supply,…

Have Some Science with Your Fiction!

Skyler BoudreauEditorial Contributor Learning to read is undoubtedly an important piece of a student’s education. You’re confronted with the written word every day, whether it appears on road signs, labels food packages, or the instructions that came with the nifty…

How to Make a Good Story for Readers

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor Why do some books remain memorable, their characters living in our minds as time goes by from the time we first put the book down? We all look for knowledge and wisdom in books. But why do…