CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Jamie at the NESCBWI ’18 conference. We were both attendees at one of Jane Yolen’s boot camps and so we
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: My writing path crossed with Paul’s when he first joined our local NESCBWI critique group. We continued to share our writing journey
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: When I first started my own writing career, it seemed every #kidlit event I went to I’d bump into Anne Broyles. And
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I just love social media. I connected with Nancy when we both had picture book birthdays on the same day, September 1,
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: In this wonderful #kidlit world, Laura Sassi stood out as a kind, supportive, and talented author. She’s a frequent visitor here at
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Kim Harrington, a fan of Writers’ Rumpus, is an acclaimed author with Scholastic, Penguin, and Sterling Childrens Books. I interviewed her below.
On September 1st, 2017 my newest picture book, YOU KNOW WHAT? released with Clavis Books. This was an unusual launch for me in many ways.
of Rob Broder is Publisher of Ripple Grove Press, an independent, family-run children’s book publishing company. He and his wife Amanda started Ripple Grove Press
Carol Gordon Ekster: Ruth Spiro is one of those wonderful #kidlit folks that I connected with through our shared experience of being alumni of Jane Yolen’s
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Laya, what led you to become a writer for children? LAYA STEINBERG: The one-word answer: children. Mine. I know, that’s two words. Probably
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I found Danielle through her wonderful blog about picture books, “This Picture Book Life.” Her literary love is evident and I’ve been
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Katey Howes at the 2016 NESCBWI conference and her smile and warmth lit up the air around her. I’m so