Tag Archive: Alexandra Penfold

Aug 20

Success Story Spotlight… with Christina Soontornvat

The Kid Lit Community is a tight knit group of talented writers, illustrators, publishers, and industry gurus, alike. When one person is successful it isn’t difficult to celebrate that success as if it were our own. Many times, we here at The Writing Barn aren’t just friends with the writers we meet and teach, but fans …

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Mar 11

Writing Barn Creative Director, Bethany Hegedus, signs with Alexandra Penfold of Upstart Crow

When Alexandra Penfold was invited to be the kick-off speaker to The Writing Barn Presents Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop Series last October, she was a much esteemed editor at Paula Wiseman/Simon & Schuster. In late December, Alexandra called to inform The Barn that she was making the leap from one side of the publishing arena …

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Jan 22

Day 1 Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop with Agent, Alexandra Penfold

Our 2013 Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop Series officially kicked off at The Writing Barn last weekend. We welcomed long-time S&S editor Alexandra Penfold for her first appearance in her new role as a literary agent with Upstart Crow Literary Agency. Alexandra is interested in representing the range of children’s lit: from quirky picture book texts, to humorous and touching …

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Dec 11

Deconstructing Characters with Alexandra Penfold

January is almost here and with it is the Kick Off event to The Writing Barn‘s 2013 Advanced Writer Weekend Workshop series. Our first hands-on workshop, World’s Without End: Deconstruction Children’s Literature Characters is being taught by Alexandra Penfold. Last week, I got a phone call from Alexandra, informing me that after 10 years of …

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