Category: Writing and Publishing Q & A

Happy (belated) Book Birthday to NO Party Poopers! + 6 Qs for #kidlit author Gretchen McLellan

It’s PARTY time, friends. Gretchen McLellan’s latest picture book, NO PARTY POOPERS! (Little Bee Books / Illus. Lucy Semple) deserves a celebration and EVERYONE’S invited! “In line with [McLellan’s]…wordplay, Semple loads the bright, simply drawn illustrations with partying animals amid scenes of either imagined disaster or, at the end, festive conviviality… The paws-itive point here: …regarding… Read more »

EENIE MEENIE HALLOWEENIE + Happy Book Birthday Susan Eaddy = 8 Qs + Writing tips!

I had the pleasure of getting to know Susan Eaddy at a recent event for Children’s Environmental Health Day and can’t WAIT for you to meet her too. Plus a #Halloween book + repurposing + imagination = win-win-win!  Right? Check out this STARRED KIRKUS review:  Deciding what to wear for #Halloween can be tough. “Eenie… Read more »

8 Qs + a Happy Nonfiction Book Birthday party = Angie Bullaro’s BREAKING THE ICE

Happy Book Birthday TODAY to debut author Angie Bullaro and BREAKING THE ICE: The True Story of the First Woman to Play in the National Hockey League. (Simon & Schuster / Paula Wiseman Books / Illus. C.F.Payne) JOIN THE PARTY TODAY! (Link to the Vroman’s event here and in Q 1. below.) in Children’s Hockey… Read more »

5 Qs + 6 (SIX!) Book Birthdays for Sue Fliess = Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, part 6

In part 6 of Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, we’re chatting with prolific #kidlit author Sue Fliess (* pronounced fleece), who has celebrated SIX Book Birthdays this year including two this month—WOW! CHRISTMAS CHEER a super cute counting board book with Scholastic/Cartwheel, launched Oct. 6th. (Wait–a Christmas book in October? See Q 3. below.) Illustrated… Read more »

Happy October #Kidlit Book Birthdays = 5 Qs + 2 Authors

It’s time for part 5 of Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic, and I’m excited to showcase these #2020BookLook authors and their lovely books: SADIE’S SHABBAT STORIES by Melissa Berger Stoller  (Spork/ Illus. Lisa Goldberg / Oct. 20) Sadie loves listening to Nana’s tales, especially about the traveling candlesticks, kiddush cup, and challah cover they use… Read more »