Welcome to the smorgasbord! I hope you find it delicious and nourishing. Why smorgasbord? Well, because I hope to provide you a well-rounded feast with this ol’ newsletter here, all spiced with kidlit flavor.

What will this buffet include?

  • Insider interviews to help with inspiration, research, writing, and the business of publishing.

  • Detailed behind-the-scenes stories and research from the kid lit authors life.

  • Book, TV, and movie recommendations (the best stuff, of course!)

  • Badly drawn (but goodly silly) comics

  • Classroom resources and videos for teachers.

All of this through a kidlit lens, delivered twice a month!

And I have special goodies for subscribers:

  • Free Subscribers get Top 9 Marketing and Platform Strategies for Kid Lit Authors.

  • Paid Subscribers get that, and Where To Find Publishers for Your Children’s Stories, Poems, and Articles.

That will come straight your way when you subscribe.

A lil about me:

I’m an award-winning kidlit author, and my books are called WHAT STARS ARE MADE OF, BREATHING UNDERWATER, and THE NIGHTMARE HOUSE. I always write about quirky, earnest, and disabled/neurodiverse characters, and often STEM too!

I live in Orlando, Florida, fifteen minutes from the Magic Kingdom. I have two cats called Morticia and Timicin (anybody know what that’s from?) I just think the world is really cool, and love sharing stories real and otherwise with kids, because they’re the coolest people. My idols are Steve Irwin, Shel Silverstein, Weird Al, Gary Larson, and Beverly Cleary, and that right there probably tells you all you need to know! Join me?

Scooch on over to my website if you want more info! Stoked to have you here!

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From the world of kid lit: insider interviews, behind-the-scenes stories, good resources, and bad drawings, delivered 2x a month from award winning children's author Sarah Allen.


Sarah Allen

Award-winning children's author: WHAT STARS ARE MADE OF, BREATHING UNDERWATER, THE NIGHTMARE HOUSE, and MONSTER TREE (9/3). I make silly drawings & songs & snuzzle cats.