Author Josh Roberts talks about recent success and the thrilling, chilling and sometimes painful experience of writing a second book.
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: At a family event, my cousin and his daughter approached me wanting to connect me with the daughter’s friend who was having
I’ve long been a fan of Margo Sorenson’s work and I’m thrilled to interview her on the book birthday of her latest picture book: Calvin
I told the authors and illustrators of the Soaring ’20s debut group that it was time to come clean…about their writing process that is. So I asked them, are you a plotter or a pantser?
A Boy Called Preacher by Cheryl Schuermann is a middle-grade historical fiction novel that celebrates resilience, the childhood call to uncover mysteries, and the power
I first met Laurel Neme at a Picture Book Boot Camp Alumni lunch several years ago and I’ve been grateful to know her ever since.
I’m a huge fan of podcasts and their wealth of free content available at just the tap of the screen. Last November I even wrote
Guest Post by Kataneh Vahdani, author of Kat and Juju, out this month from Two Lions Press. I remember when I was a little girl
I am so happy to interview fellow Page Street Kids author, Cristina Lalli on her debut picture book, Nola’s Scribbles Save the Day, about a
Raquel, thank you so much for sharing some of your expertise. Your experiences at Candlewick Press will fascinate our readers who are authors, illustrators, and
Kirsti Call: Everything’s Not Fine, by Sarah J. Carlson, is a beautifully visceral book which explores themes of resilience, family, love, loyalty, eviction, poverty, addiction,
I met Linda Marshall at Jane Yolen’s Picture Book Boot Camp five years ago. Her wit and humor are only outshined by her talent with
If your MC could have dinner with anyone (famous, kinda famous, no longer with us, or still kickin’) who would it be and why?
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Leslea Newman is a well-known, award-winning #kidlit author. We are honored to have her here on Writers’ Rumpus. Leslea, you have quite
The cover of Song for a Whale drew me in like a moth to flame: the outline of a young girl, standing with her arms outstretched on a pier, conducting a song for the whale below. Immediately, questions swirled in my head! Why is she there? How did she get there? Can the whale hear her? I was hooked before reading the first page.
Katrina Moore is in my 20/20 Vision picture book marketing group. Her debut picture book, ONE HUG is a rhyming story filled with heart. I’m