After careful consideration, I have decided to retire Kidsbiographer, at least for the foreseeable future. Although I have enjoyed working on the site, much has changed since I launched the blog in 2010. At that point, I was underemployed and just beginning my foray into children’s nonfiction. What was a burden to my pocketbook was a boon to my creative life: I had time to devote to the blog (and various writing projects) and then some. For the last few years, however, I have been unable to give Kidsbiographer the attention it deserves. A rewarding career in higher education and new family responsibilities now occupy much of my time. And although I have a couple ideas for nonfiction manuscripts, I am focusing primarily on fiction at the moment.
That said, I shall miss this blog dearly. I am in awe of the talented authors and illustrators whose work I have reviewed, and I enjoyed interviewing some of them about their creative process. Serving on the Young Adult Panel at the 2014 Biographers International Organization conference was a privilege as was meeting moderator and fellow panelists Catherine Reef, Mary Morton Cowan, and Kem Knapp Sawyer. I thank these women in particular for their kindness and encouragement and my readers for their loyalty.
Keep well and keep reading!