Carol Gordon Ekster writes picture books–all kinds of them, inspired by all sorts of different topics that engage her, and in turn, engage her young
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Rebecca through a #kidlit group we were both part of. She’s a talented writer and a lovely lady and I
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Lindsey McDivitt is part of my marketing group, PBRockiteers22. Groups are a wonderful way to meet other #kidlit authors who have books
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I’ve been lucky to be part of Carrie’s critique group. She is one of those talented #kidlit authors who understands picture books
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Jenny Lacika in my picture book critique group in Cambridge, MA, where we met in person pre-Covid. I’ve watched Jenny’s
Before you turn the page on 2021, please join me in reviewing a sample of the wonderful posts that were offered this past year.
Carol Gordon Ekster: Adria, welcome to Writers’ Rumpus! Your debut picture book My Sister, Daisy, illustrated by Linus Curci, Capstone, 2021 came out in September.
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Angela, I absolutely loved your first book, Digging for Words: José Alberto Gutiérrez and the Library He Built Illustrated by Paola Escobar.
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Lori Snyder at the virtual NY SCBWI conference. Her yoga class was beautiful and she mentioned her free Writers Happiness
Karen Yin is in my picture book marketing group for 2022. But her debut picture book, Whole Whale, with Barefoot Books, illustrated by Nelleke Verhoeff,
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Your debut picture book, JET THE CAT (IS NOT A CAT) Barefoot Books, comes out May 1, 2021. I was lucky enough
Artemis and I met at Jane Yolen’s picture book boot camp at Highlights Foundation the November before Covid hit. Artemis reached out to Writers’ Rumpus