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Diane Z. Shore and THIS IS THE FEAST

Diane Z. Shore's new picture book about the first Thanksgiving, This Is The Feast (HarperCollins), is her sixth published title. But it was actually her very first book deal, a contract she landed eight years ago after nearly 400 – count 'em, 400 – rejections!   Shore shares how she kept her chin up along her long and winding road to publication, how she spun This Is The Feast into a multi-book series – one title, This Is The Dream, selling nearly 100K copies so far! – and much, much more in my November children's market column at Authorlink.com. Check it out soon – it's free for the next week or so.

And be sure to drop by Shore's website to learn more about her books, workshops, and school visits.