Ben Clanton’s newest book, IT CAME IN THE MAIL, is out today! When the book came in the mail at our house, Sammy and I
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Abby, I read about you on a Nerdy Book Club post and was so touched by your experience teaching in a
I first met Miranda Paul through the 12×12 challenge. I was immediately impressed by her passion and willingness to give back to the kidlit community.
Brian Lies, the renowned author and illustrator of the Bats books (Bats at the Beach, Bats at the Library, Bats at the Ballgame, Bats in
I first discovered Anna Staniszewski when my kids and I read her Dirt Diary series. We adored them and quickly devoured her Unfairy Tale Life
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Your debut picture book, Dario and the Whale, came out March 1st with Albert Whitman & Company publishers. Tell us about how
As creatives, we color by numbers all the time without even realizing it. We want to know if ____ is working for others and if ____ is normal and if ____ has ever happened to our creative friends.
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: It is always the most amazing time in a writer’s life when that first book gets sold. You wait for the contract,
When I read Katarina Bivald’s, The Reader’s of Broken Wheel Recommend, I had no expectations so I was completely delighted to find it compelling,
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: I was fortunate to experience Jane Yolen’s magical picture book boot camp with so many wonderful moments, and so many awesome authors there
When I needed to find a professional to review a contract I had been offered, a number of people suggested Mary Flower, a veteran lawyer
I contacted Tracey Fern after reading her amazingly beautiful Dare the Wind: The Record-Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud. I love interviewing