But as I was driving home, I realized what I should have said: Turns out it was closer to 10 books. Because they first read it or write a book kids the play as a child. But these priceless letters make me feel like what I do matters. He was a nice guy, but I knew the relationship was doomed the night he asked: Likewise, Charles Dickens wrote serious literature.
I finally did write an adult book called In the Bag. Kate Klise is an award-winning author of 30 books.
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According to a study by the Association of American Publishersthe largest area of industry growth in was in the children and young adult category. They buy in bulk, especially when a book is nominated for an award or becomes part of a recommended reading list.
But ask people what book of his they remember, and I bet most will say, A Christmas Carol. If you win a Newbery Medal, you can charge even more. When are you going to start seeing grown-up patients?
Many adult book authors supplement their income by teaching at the college level. I received a letter last week from a reader in Oak Park, Illinois, who said my 43 Old Cemetery Road series had been "like a friend since second grade.
A librarian recently told me that reading for pleasure in this country peaks in fifth grade. Not right away, of course. Meanwhile, I get letters every week from young readers who have read my books, sometimes multiple times.
None of mine have made it to the big screen, but five have been optioned by studios, which means a nice check in the mail -- or two checks, if the studio renews the option agreement. Full-time professors fare well, but pay for adjunct professors is notoriously shabby.
So why do some people think writing for children is a lesser form of literature? Nearly every time I sit down to write for young readers, I revisit issues from my childhood. You will, too, when you receive mail like this.
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