Ask any successful kidlit writer how they succeeded, and chances are they’ll tell you about their writing communities. In this reblog, Carol Gordon Ekster shares the many ways she benefits from the yearly 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge, one of the most well-respected and supportive online writing communities in the kidlit world.
Author: Carol Gordon Ekster
MEET THE TALENTED #KIDLIT AUTHOR, ERIN DEALEY
I met Erin Dealey on a Zoom Nerdcamp panel and was impressed with her professionalism, books, and interest in reaching out to others for her blog. I knew I wanted to interview her on Writers’ Rumpus and introduce you all to this talented #kidlit author.
Meet the amazingly talented author/illustrator, Katie Mazeika!
Carol Gordon Ekster: Katie Mazeika is in my picture book marketing group, PBrockiteers22. When I read Annette Feels Free: The True Story of Annette Kellerman,
#kidlit Interview with the fabulous author, JYOTI RAJAN GOPAL
Carol Gordon Ekster: Having connected with Jyoti through the Courage to Create program through the Writing Barn, I wanted to share her wisdom, strength, and
KidLit Interview with the Fabulous Author, VALERIE BOLLING
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Having connected with Valerie through New England SCBWI, I have been amazed to watch Valerie’s career blossom in a short time. She’s
COVER REVEAL, TRUCKER KID
Trucker Kid, my sixth book to come into the hands of children, launches on January 1, 2023. Fans of the amazing Nerdy Book Club will
Meet #kidlit debut author, Rebecca Gardyn Levington
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
Meet #kidlit author Lindsey McDivitt
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
Interview with the talented #kidlit author, Carrie Finison
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
Interview with Jenny Lacika, debut picture book author
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
Meet debut #kidlit author, Adria Karlsson
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.
#Kidlit Interview with the Talented Angela Kunkel
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.