Category Archive: Maribeth Boelts

Creating Characters as Real as Spit by Maribeth Boelts

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Maribeth Boelts provides us with tips for creating authentic, unforgettable characters in stories.

Craft Tables for You — Part III of III

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This week I’m sharing the Happy Like Soccer craft table my graduate students created.  My students worked in partnerships to flesh out explanations for craft moves they identified in Maribeth Boelts’s book on… Continue reading

Author Visit

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Maribeth Boelts gave an engaging and thought-provoking talk to my students and I last week.  She talked about so much more than just her books and her process — though she did that… Continue reading

A Peek Inside My Grad Course

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If you’ve ever taken a graduate course during summer session, then you know how much work there is to do.  The course I’m teaching at Penn State Harrisburg is no different.  My students… Continue reading

An Interview with Maribeth Boelts + a Giveaway of Happy Like Soccer

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Maribeth Boelts will be the visiting author for the graduate course I’m teaching about children’s literature and the teaching of writing this summer.  I’m SO EXCITED to meet her in person since I’ve… Continue reading