Thursday, June 29, 2017

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Learning the write way

Award-winning author Alice Kuipers to be one of the presenters at the Festival of Words
Photo courtesy Matt Braden
Me (and) Me is author Alice Kuipers’ latest book.
Kuipers will be a presenter at the 2017 Saskatchewan
Festival of Words as well as the Sage Hill Teen Writing Experience.

By Lisa Goudy

In fact, she has accumulated many rejection letters over the years.

“If I could talk to my teen self and say, ‘You know what? This is actually going to be something you’re doing. You’re going to be able to make your living as a writer,’ I would give myself a little hint: It’s hard work in terms of there’s a lot of rejection,” she said.

A decade after starting to write seriously, she had her first book published in 2007 with her young adult (YA) novel, Life on the Refrigerator Door. Since then, the award-winning author has published four other YA novels, two picture books and she has a chapter book set for release next year.

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