Jesse Florea on Writing for Kids


Jesse Florea will be teaching a workshop: “Begin And End With a Bang” at the NCWA Renewal Conference in May. Click conference button on right-hand sidebar for details.

This video interview with Jesse was filmed at the Northwest Christian Writers Renewal Conference in May of 2010. Jesse told two interesting stories about remembering to follow up on your ideas and writing for kids.

Watch the interview here to hear about the “Story That Got Away” and “Success Through Hiring a 12 Year Old Editor”


Editor, Clubhouse/Clubhouse Jr. Magazines

Jesse Florea has worked at Focus on the Family for more than 19 years. For the past 16, he’s been the editor of Focus on the Family Clubhouse (for boys and girls ages 8 to 12) and is currently the editorial director for youth publications where he oversees Clubhouseand Clubhouse Jr. magazines. He co-hosts the biweekly “Official Adventures in Odyssey podcast” that often exceeds 1 million downloads and is regularly the No. 1 ranked podcast for children and families on iTunes.

DBDennis Brooke writes about Almost True Stories of Life at He’s been a member of NCWA since 2007 and currently serves as President.


One thought on “Jesse Florea on Writing for Kids

  1. I’ve been writing for Clubhouse since I met Jesse at the Writer’s Renewal several years ago. But years before I began writing for Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr, I bought my grandkids subscriptions to these magazines. Now my grandkids help me develop and test recipes published in them. I look forward to connecting with Jesse again at the upcoming conference.


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