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Sarah Frank

Sarah Frank  Sarah Frank is a 15-year-old author, poet, and basketball player from Tampa, Florida. She attends Howard W. Blake High School of the Arts, where she studies creative writing and journalism. One Chance, Sarah’s first novel, was originally handwritten in a red notebook while she was in the fifth grade. Besides reading books and catching up on her favorite shows such as Shark Tank, Sarah spends two weeks each summer at the University of South Florida attending the ICE Writers Camp sponsored by the Tampa Bay Area Writing Project (TBAWP), a chapter of the National Writing Project. In addition to One Chance, Sarah has[…]read more

Writing Submission Guidelines and Form

Writing Submission Guidelines and Form Teen life is a lyrical battle of joy, pain, and laughter. Other teens and tweens need to hear your voice, so they know they are not the only one navigating their way through the struggles and victories of life in the middle. For this project, we are accepting all genres of previously unpublished original writing from fifth grade through high school students. To submit your work, complete the Submission Form and send it with a Word File of your writing to Editor@bealubooks.com Word count – 1000 words or less Font – Arial, 12 pt. (If there is a stylized font[…]read more

FROGS AND SNAILS AND PUPPY DOG TAILS: Engaging Boy Writers

 The intent of this three-part blog series is to share with you six simple changes I made to increase engagement and better meet the needs of boy writers.  “How can I get the boys in my class more interested and engaged in writing?” That was the question I was most often asked while working as an instructional coach and writing specialist. My usual response was a list of time-honored practices that served all writers, not necessarily strategies that met the specific needs of boys. Although I knew the practices to be valuable; I knew the answer I gave was not the answer they were seeking.[…]read more