“I can’t say my name. Not because it’s a secret or anything. Honestly I’d shout it into a microphone right now if I could. I’d give up anything to be able to do that. Even my guitar-playing fingertip calluses, which took like a million hours to get. The first half-million hours hurt. A lot.”
Events, classes, contests for picture book writers and illustrators for January, 2022
Before you turn the page on 2021, please join me in reviewing a sample of the wonderful posts that were offered this past year.
I just finished reading several hundred picture books for my Cybils Award judging. Here are ten of my very favorites–perfect for gift giving and reading
In I AM TODAY, a young girl hears from adults that she is the future. But she doesn’t want to wait, so she starts making
While seeming to have little in common, the urge to escape can unite those who otherwise live separate lives. That unity benefits all. How might
IngredientsA pair of reading glassesYour favorite penNotebook of your choosingDash of timePinch of inspiration Combine the dash of time with a pinch of inspiration and
What’s your favorite MG? Three bloggers share theirs.
Get those preorders in! Due out Dec. 7, Bisa’s Carnaval is full of heart and happiness, and bursting with color!
Happy Book Birthday to THE BACKYARD SECRETS OF DANNY WEXLER by talented author Karen Pokras. This middle grade novel takes readers back to 1978, to
Allow me to propose a writing challenge. That thought was inspired by two books that have missed their mark. See if you agree that the
Twenty years ago today, I became a mother. If that’s not scary, I don’t know what is! But all of a sudden I was reading