Joan Aiken is the award-winning author of over a hundred books for children and adults, including The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, The Whispering Mountain, The Shadow Guests, and A Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories. She lives in Sussex, England.
"Hopeful authors exploring 'the way to write for children' could ask for no finer guide than Joan Aiken." --Lloyd Alexander, Newbery Award winner"Joan Aiken has a very clear and unique voice which she brings to the Matter of Children's Books. Any writer who wants to learn the business--of writing--can learn much here." --Jane Yolen, Caldecott Medal and Skylark winner"The Way to Write for Children is unquestionably bound to become the definitive practical guide for anyone wanting to enter a genre that looks so easy and turns out to be such a mine field for the unwary. But what I cherish in the book is Joan Aiken's passion . . . Whether or not you hope to write for children, this is a book for the permanent shelf of every thoughtful writer." --Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn and The Innkeeper's Song