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July Ink Splat: Kristin Mahoney

July Ink Splat: Kristin Mahoney

This month, we talk to author Kristin Mahoney about her debut novel, Annie’s Life in Lists. She shares with us some of the unexpected things about becoming a professional author and sent us a list-inspired writing challenge. Want to catch up? Check out last...
The Forester by Suchitha Reddy

The Forester by Suchitha Reddy

Today we are featuring Inklings Book Contest 2018 finalist, Suchitha Reddy! Suchitha finished 6th grade this past school year. The story she submitted is called “The Forester.”  Here’s what one of our judges had to say about Suchitha’s story: “The...
Hidden Beauties by Amelia Tan

Hidden Beauties by Amelia Tan

Today we are featuring Inklings Book Contest 2018 finalist, Amelia Tan! Amelia finished 5th grade this past school year. The story she submitted is called “Hidden Beauties.”  One of our judges described Amelia’s story this way: “This is a really unique and...
My Name is Akela by Sagnik Nag Chowdhury

My Name is Akela by Sagnik Nag Chowdhury

Today we are featuring Inklings Book Contest 2018 finalist, Sagnik Nag Chowdhury! Sagnik finished 5th grade this past school year. The story he submitted is called “My Name is Akela.”  Sagnik told us that his favorite part of his story is the twist at the end. Who...
The Blob by Nathan Petchdenlarp

The Blob by Nathan Petchdenlarp

Today we are featuring Inklings Book Contest 2018 finalist, Nathan Petchdenlarp! Nathan finished 4th grade this past school year. The story he submitted is called “The Blob.”  One of our judges stated, “I loved the mystery of the pink glob. Nathan did a...
Birds by Maryam Ali

Birds by Maryam Ali

Today we are featuring Inklings Book Contest 2018 finalist, Maryam Ali! Maryam finished 3rd grade this past school year. The poem she submitted is called “Birds.”  Maryam told us, “It makes me wonder how it feels to fly like a bird and how I want to experience...
How to Launch Your Novel… And Why

How to Launch Your Novel… And Why

by Naomi Kinsman When I visit classrooms to speak about my books, a top question from students is, “How can I become an author?” In part, this question concerns the mysterious publishing world. However, the question is also about process. When book-loving kids turn...
The Last Magi by Larrabee Mitchell

The Last Magi by Larrabee Mitchell

Today we are featuring Inklings Book Contest 2018 finalist, Larrabee Mitchell! Larabee finished 3rd grade this past school year. The story he submitted is called “The Last Magi.”  Our judges enjoyed the imaginative yet believable world Larrabee created and noted that...