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
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
Christine McDonnell and Jeanette Bradley have created a beautiful book about two of my favorite things: babies and books! Important themes of family, love, and
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I met Christy at Jane Yolen’s picture book boot camp at the Highlights Foundation in 2018, where she was one of those
As writers, we all know that the work starts to shine when we dig in to the revision. But how many times does it take
Interview by Cathy Stefanec Ogren I had the privilege of interviewing author extraordinaire, Vivian Kirkfield. Her newest book, Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of
This Boy, by best-selling New York Times author Lauren Myracle, is set to be released by Walker Books US, a division of Candlewick Press,
Kirsti Call: Marcie Colleen is the kind of person who make you happy just by being around her. She is one of the most supportive
In 2018 I was lucky enough to meet the sweet and talented Kelly Carey at a magical event known as the Whispering Pines Writers’ Retreat. We shared lunch and talked about the journeys of our debut picture books. Today, I am so pleased to interview Kelly about How Long is Forever? which will hit bookshelves everywhere next month.