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Hi! I'm Cindy L. Rodriguez, the author of Resurrecting Emily, a contemporary young adult novel that will be published by Bloomsbury/Walker. I am represented by Laura Langlie. My "day job" is a high school reading teacher/specialist. Before becoming a teacher, I worked as a reporter for The Hartford Courant and as a researcher for The Boston Globe. I did the grunt work for an investigative series that was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Connecticut, a master's degree from Central Connecticut State University, and two teaching certifications. I live in Connecticut with my daughter and dog.
So, it’s been almost a month since my novel RESURRECTING EMILY was bought by Mary Castellani at Bloomsbury/Walker, and I have been……exhausted. Weird, right? I mean, I screamed and danced and told just about everyone I spoke to, and then I was like, Whew! (wipes brow), and I’ve been napping a lot since. I like to think I’m recharging during this calm before what comes next.
When I think about it, I tend to work this way. I…Continue
Last week, I got the okay from my agent to announce that my first novel,RESURRECTING EMILY, has been acquired by Mary Kate Castellani at Walker Books for Young Readers, a division of Bloomsbury Publishing!
I was all…
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The first time I attended a Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators critique group, I did a great impression of the Bid Red Chicken from Dora the Explorer. See this post for details. In short, I chickened out of reading from my work in progress, a young adult novel titled AESOP'S CURSE. The people sitting around the table were friendly and…Continue
Lately, time to write has been more elusive than ever, even though I know there are plenty of hours in a day—24, in fact. Still, 24 hours hasn’t been enough. My blog hasn’t been updated in well over a month. About a week ago, I told my friend I’d send her the next chapter of my work in progress; it was almost done. It’s still not done. Here’s why:
My day starts around 5:30 a.m. I say “around” because this depends on how many times I hit the snooze button. The morning routine involves…Continue