CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Valentine’s Day seems like the perfect day to write about and share my love of picture books and talk about the illustrator
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Heather, I love that you write children’s books about real women who overcame extraordinary obstacles and never gave up on their dreams. And
Carol Gordon Ekster: I had the pleasure of living in the same town as Alyson and watching her grow up into a beautiful, intelligent, and
We all know a book that touched our life, that made us cry or laugh out loud. I know I’m preaching to the choir here.
Carol Gordon Ekster: I had the good fortune of highlighting Hazel Mitchell’s illustrative talents in another interview here at Writers’ Rumpus a few years ago.
I am proud to say that soon I will be a Clavis Books author. I loved their books and mission from the moment I Googled
I met Sandra Markle when I attended Jane Yolen’s Picture Book Boot Camp. The tall and stunning Sandra Markle stood out. I had no idea at
Confused by what Mama, wist je dat? means? Well, it’s the title of my new picture book, YA KNOW WHAT?, but in Dutch. Let me
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Abby, I read about you on a Nerdy Book Club post and was so touched by your experience teaching in a
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met the talented author/illustrator Elizabeth O. Dulemba at the wonderful writers’ retreat, Kindling Words a few years ago. When I read
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Your debut picture book, Dario and the Whale, came out March 1st with Albert Whitman & Company publishers. Tell us about how
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: It is always the most amazing time in a writer’s life when that first book gets sold. You wait for the contract,
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I was fortunate to experience Jane Yolen’s magical picture book boot camp with so many wonderful moments, and so many awesome authors there
Sometimes the writing life throws punches. I’m not even talking about the 1100-plus rejections that I’ve received. For me it’s the smaller disappointments. The lack