Hungry to Learn

These days, I feel like I am two different writers: one who publishes adult fiction, but then one who’s currently knee-deep in picture books. Just as my short story collection came out, I was in the middle of my third semester of an MFA in Writing for Children and...

The Leaning Tower of Sidura

Four years ago, when I turned 40, I threw my back. Happy birthday, me. Jason and I were away for three nights without the kids. It would have been blissful. Except I couldn’t stand up straight. I looked like my father, and many other Ludwigs I have known, who walk...

Don’t Reject The Conversation

The day I decided to focus on rejections was the day I turned my publishing track record around. I was on a writing teacher retreat through the Sarah Selecky Writing School. My friend, Nicole, mentioned in passing that she knows someone who has over 300 rejections in...
KNEADING AND READING

KNEADING AND READING

Join me on Facebook Live every Thursday evening for a challah bake demonstration and short reading from You Are Not What We Expected. We’ll talk baking, writing, the book industry and more! Starting Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 Follow me on Facebook or Instagram for...

New book!

My short story collection YOU ARE NOT WHAT WE EXPECTED will hit the shelves May 5, 2020! I’m thrilled to be working with the amazing team at House of Anansi Press to bring this book into the world. This publisher has always been committed to sharing diverse...

It’s the Little Things

These days, I’m getting a lot of emails like this: Dear Sidura Ludwig, Thank you for sending us “Waiting for Dad”. We appreciate the chance to read it. Unfortunately, the piece is not for us at this time. Thanks again. Best of luck with this. Sincerely,...

Selling the Family Home

It never gets old… Seeing my name in print. And I am a sucker for hardcopies of paper books or articles, as opposed to anything digital. My Facts and Arguments essay on selling the childhood home came out today! And how’s this for cosmic messaging? I got the email...

Writing Injury

When I turned 40, my husband surprised me with a three-night trip to Mexico. The relaxation benefits of the trip extended far beyond our actual time away. Whenever I needed a mini-break in the weeks leading up to our departure, I would sit back and scroll through the...