Rosen Publishing

Paul Kupperberg on March 19th, 2020

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
George Santayana

In the early 2000s, I wrote several nonfiction books for middle school/high school readers for Rosen Publishing. These slim books, typically 12,000 – 25,000 words each, were volumes in series for school libraries, like “Astronaut Biographies” or “Histories of the American Colonies,” or this one, “Great Historic Disasters.”… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on July 6th, 2016

Another of the books I did for Rosen Publishing’s young adult school library series was Critical Perspectives on The Great Depression, part of a series called “Critical Anthologies of Nonfiction Writing.” It was a collection of contemporary writings tracing the arc of the Great Depression, from the stock market crash of 1929 through to the death of FDR in 1945.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on July 3rd, 2016

A boy never forgets…his first nonfiction book for the school library market. Mine was a 6,000 word little beauty called, When Disaster Strikes: The Tragedy of the Titanic (Rosen Publishing, 2001). Oh, sure, there wasn’t a lot of text to her but what was there was cherce…!… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on July 1st, 2016

When I was a kid, my heroes were astronauts.

I didn’t care for or follow sports, the country wasn’t, at the moment, engaged in any wars, and I knew that the heroic figures I saw in movies and on television weren’t real.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on June 30th, 2016

So you wanna be a writer, huh? Gonna sit yourself down and type out all them great stories swirling around in your head, spin epic tales, write great literature? You’ll attend literary soirees, sip sherry, and give deep, thoughtful interviews to literary journals.… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 22nd, 2008

Here’s something I found rooting around in archived folders: the manuscript for Mythology Around the World: Mesoamerican Mythology, a non-fiction book I wrote for Rosen Publishing in October 2005. Due to a misunderstanding (meaning I probably didn’t read the Series Guidelines closely enough), the book I wrote was a survey of the myths of all the Mesoamerican cultures when it was supposed to focus on a specific people (I forget which).… Read the rest

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Paul Kupperberg on October 8th, 2008

As a glance at the sidebar to the left of And Then I Wrote… will show, I also write a bit of non-fiction, mostly for the young adult (5th – 8th grade) market. I seem to do about two of these year, the first dozen or so for Rosen Publishing (a library and school school library publisher) and I’m about to begin on my third for Chelsea House, a division of Facts-On-File.… Read the rest

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