A Fuse #8 Production
August 30, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
One of my biggest fears for a long time was what if I run out of something new to say? What if I run out of ideas, or plot lines, or characters who feel real enough to write about?
August 24, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
I was working with the British Columbia Forest Service as a summer job that lasted only a few weeks. But the experience inspired my new middle-grade novel Fire on Headless Mountain and became a part of the story.
July 12, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Be Real, Macy Weaver is a story about a girl discovering and embracing her own identity. In some ways, Macy and this novel helped me “be real” about who I am as a writer and trust my own voice more. I wouldn’t trade this two-year journey for anything. Thank you, Macy-girl!
March 11, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Creators of the graphic novel SQUIRE talk process, inspiration, and being left out of fantasy stories.
March 1, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
The inspiration behind a story about a young girl descended from the Orisha gods, grounded in the myths and legends of the Yoruba culture.
February 9, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
In the same way that characters are often composites of real people (in my case, often my students), the fictional Swallowtail Island is made up of little bits of all the islands in my past.
February 4, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
I tell kids that I get my ideas from my dog, but I also tell them that they are the source of their own best ideas.
February 3, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
The inspirations behind the story of a Sri Lankan boy's adventure at sea.
October 15, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
SALT MAGIC began when I ripped up some plywood flooring in my old house and found a 1927 newspaper article underneath. A few years later I stumbled onto the newspaper article in my files, did a little research, and became totally freaking obsessed.
A Fuse #8 Production
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The Classroom Bookshelf
by Erika Thulin Dawes
Good Comics for Kids
by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Teen Librarian Toolbox
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