“Mom, are you writing about me again?” My daughter sounded offended. “Again everyone will look at me, ‘Are you the girl who doesn’t like to apologize?’” I hugged her and showed her the letter I was writing was not about her. But her question made me think—she had a right to be disappointed. I had
By Beng Alba Jones Then the LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” Exodus 4:2 Growing up in the province with my grandmother and aunt, I lived a simple life. Although deprived of fancy clothes and pretty dolls, I did not feel lacking in anything. At age eight, I learned how to
A young author is on the fast track to fulfilling her dream of educating underprivileged children in Indonesia. A few months after our LittWorld 2015 conference, Tiur Faith Saj Purba, 25, launched her autobiographical book 0.1 Hectares School, published by Christian publisher Metanoia. She and co-author Ariska Amir tell describe Tiur’s childhood, attending a neighborhood
By Stephanie Rische When people hear I wrote a book after being an editor for over a dozen years, they often ask me: “So, since you’re an editor, you probably didn’t need much editing, right?” WRONG. Here’s the thing: I can be objective and incisive about other people’s stories, ruthlessly chopping out stories that need
Last year Balázs Zágoni of Koinonia publishing house in Romania was awarded MAI’s David Alexander Author Fund to complete his first science fiction novel for young adults. Until now Balázs has published nine children’s books, but he has always wanted to be a novelist. Sphere, his working title, describes a futuristic era of food and fuel shortages
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