Tag: publishing

Happy Book Birthday to Jennifer Longo’s new YA, WHAT I CARRY

It’s here–Jennifer Longo’s new #YA, WHAT I CARRY (Random House Books* January 21st, 2020) In celebration, I’ve asked Jen a few questions about her book and her process. (See below.) People, I can’t say enough about this wonderful, much-needed novel which seamlessly combines themes of #fostercare, #adoption, and John Muir! But don’t take my word for… Read more »

Cover reveal: DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room Five

I’m so excited to share this cover reveal of our next picture book, DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room Five (Harper Collins, Fall 2020), with art by Colombian illustrator Luisa Uribe. Endless thanks to our amazing Executive Editor, Tamar Mays, and the fabulous team at Harper Collins! Isn’t it beautiful? I can’t wait for you… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 11

Happy K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN Day! Today’s #tbt is extra special because… my first K is for Kindergarten book party is tonight AND I get to introduce you to a dear friend, actor/writer/beautiful human being, Shelby Wulfert. Who did this kindergartner grow up to be? If you stopped by to read last week’s post you… Read more »

Three #amwriting #writingprocess reminders from the Olympics. (Obrigada, Brasil!)

  Confession: While I’m incredibly inspired by each Olympic athlete, my current personal best is an occasional sprint to the fridge between competitions. Thus, I hereby justify my Olympic-binge-watching by offering three #writingprocess take-aways. #amwriting reminders too. Dive in. When I teach the WRITING PROCESS, I neglect one of the hardest parts: The WAITING PROCESS. Like an athlete’s Olympic… Read more »

WAIT! Antoinette Portis on #kidlit and her creative process.

The WAIT! is over, my friends. Meet the fabulous NYT bestselling author/illustrator Antoinette Portis. Her amazing books include WAIT! as well as FROODLE NOT A BOX NYT Best Illustrated Book and a 2007 Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book, NOT A STICK, A PENGUIN STORY (also chosen as a NYT Best Illustrated Book), KINDERGARTEN DIARY, plus… Read more »