Tag: writing process

Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, part 4 = 6 Qs with author/teacher Ann Marie Stephens

This blog post is for my #Teacher pals who tell me, “Someday I’d like to write a book.” Many of you have heard my answer already (See below. *), but today I’m chatting with FIRST GRADE TEACHER and CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Ann Marie Stephens.        Yes, friends, she writes FUN books, she’s a FULL… Read more »

Publishing #kidlit in a Pandemic, part 3: 10 Qs for Lauren Kerstein and 10+ excellent tips on craft!

Happy September pandemic Book Birthday to Lauren Kerstein and ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE SAY GOOD NIGHT (Two Lions/ Illus. Nate Wragg) We first talked to Lauren Kerstein last year about her debut picture book, ROSIE THE DRAGON AND CHARLIE MAKE WAVES, so I’m very curious to see how this pandemic book birthday compares. But… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday to THIS OLD DOG (Brockenbrough/ Alborozo/ Levine Querido)

Happy Book Birthday to THIS OLD DOG by Martha Brockenbrough Levine Querido / Illustrated by Gabriel Alborozo “A lovely celebration of toddler-dog love…” Booklist, starred review In celebration of THIS OLD DOG’s release, here are 9 Questions with the wonderful and prolific Martha Brockenbrough* *Rhymes with “broken-toe.”   Q 1: What was the inspiration for THIS… Read more »

It’s (almost) Gurple and Preen’s #BookBirthday!

I am honored and excited to chat with author Linda Sue Park (L.) and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi (R.) about their wonderful picture book, GURPLE AND PREEN–a Broken Crayon Cosmic Adventure (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) which releases NEXT WEEK. Let the cosmic adventures begin!  Q1 What was the inspiration for GURPLE AND… Read more »

Teen Blog Takeover: 5 Questions with #YA Author Elizabeth Tammi

Attention young writers with PUBLISHING DREAMS! This post is for you: 5 Questions with 22 year old #YA author, Elizabeth Tammi. Tammi’s novel, OUTRUN THE WIND, released in 2018 with Flux —when she was twenty years old! “What grew from two girls who could barely stand to talk to each other into a classic story… Read more »