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I am a freelance writer and editor living in central Illinois.I am a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the author of One Wolf Howls, a picture book newly published by Sylvan Dell Publishing.I have also written six nonfiction books published by The Globe Pequot Press. My short stories have appeared in numerous magazines for young people, and my poems about animals have appeared in Highlights for Children and Zootles magazines.I have two adult children. My husband and I share our home with five cats. My chapter book, Wordsworth and the Dragon, is complete at about 10,000 words and appears in its entirety on Authonomy.(c) Scotti Cohn 2009. Copyright registered with the Copyright Registration Service, ref no 1-157629821.
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I very much like the voice and tone of the first chapter (along with the chance to see whether I remember any of the French I learned in elementary school, junior high school, and high school - LOL). It *seems* from the first chapter that the drama or tension isn't going to come from the hazards som...
Yes! I really like where you started in this revised version. We have tension and concern for two kids seemingly abandoned in a bad storm. Well done!
Your pitch hooked me immediately. Chapter 1 drew me further in and I eagerly settled in for the ride. Having worked in P.R. for 10 years I can readily identify with the situations at a "mundane" level and I look forward to experiencing another world through Olivia. This goes on my watchlist and from...
Your pitch hooked me immediately and I'm eager to read the book. I'll add more after I get into it a bit.
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