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.
As the oldest of 5 children, and with 5 children of my own, I loved reading Jodi Kendall’s book, The Unlikely Story of a Pig
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
Although I’ve never met Penny Parker Klostermann in person, I’ve known her on-line for many years. I’ve guest posted on her blog with all five
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
I was lucky enough to meet author/illustrator Gina Perry at the 2017 NESCBWI conference this past April and am thrilled to interview her about her
Carol Schwartz’s illustrations are resplendent with color and texture in detailed, accurate scenes showing wildlife and ecosystems rendered for children. She specializes in science and
There are multiple ways to make sure editors and agents see your manuscript, from cold querying to pitching online and in person to contests. The
I’m excited to interview picture book author, Henry L. Hertz for Writer’s Rumpus! Kirsti Call: What was your inspiration for Cap’n Rex and His Clever
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
T.J. Wooldridge, better known as Trisha to her friends, is a science fiction and fantasy writer living in Massachusetts. She caught my eye with her
I discovered Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog when I first began writing children’s books. I loved her Perfect Picture Book posts and I was even
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
Two Truths and a Lie is the first book in a fascinating new series that presents some of the most crazy-but-true stories about the living world as well as a handful of stories that are too crazy to be true—and asks readers to separate facts from the fakes!