Tag Archives: Polly Holyoke

March 03

Making Writing More Cool in School by Polly Holyoke

Because my first children’s book, The Neptune Project, was placed on several state lists, I have been invited to visit hundreds of schools all over the United States. A middle school teacher for many years, I always offered to teach writing workshops. While conducting those workshops, I had a firsthand opportunity to witness the remarkable […]

May 19

Teachers, Librarians and Authors: Let’s Work Together To Make More Author Visits Happen by Polly Holyoke

After I received The Call and sold my first children’s book, I was ready to head right out the door and start doing school visits. I’d been a middle school teacher for many years, and I knew there was nothing more magical than an enthusiastic author sharing with students the joy he or she takes […]

How Writing What I Didn’t Know Launched Me on the Adventure of a Lifetime by Polly Holyoke

Write what you know and you’ll produce a better story. That’s one of those maxims you often hear as a student in Language Arts class or even as a writer at a conference. I took a gamble and wrote a book about what I didn’t know. That gamble led to a book contract and started […]