I’ve had the great pleasure of attending two of Rajani LaRocca’s book launches – in person for MIDSUMMER’S MAYHEM, her award-winning debut middle grade novel
Events, classes, contests for picture book writers and illustrators for November, 2021
(Random thoughts from a Picture Book Writer) Guest Post by Rob Broder Can your friends read an entire book without falling asleep? Do people end
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
5 Fabulous Things about Don’t Feed the Coos! by Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox
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
It’s almost October! We’re seriously into Fall (or Spring for our Southern Hemisphere readers), and there are some seriously great opportunities this month. Click the
No matter which collection of descriptive writing tools you choose, all will help you SHOW instead of TELL!
by Kirsti Call and Corey Rosen Schwartz It’s rare to find a rhyming picture book where the words flow so seamlessly that you forget to
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?
Happy September! Remember to check out PICTURE BOOK LOOK, the new podcast by our own Kirsti Call and Kim Chaffee. Today’s guest: host Kirsti Call(!)
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
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Charnelle, what beautiful illustrations you created for Alice Faye Duncan’s text, JUST LIKE A MAMA, a lyrical read aloud celebrating adopted children,
Welcome back! Almost every month, I stumble across a contest, challenge, or other event that I did not know about in time to include in
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
Kirsti Call: Ruth Spiro‘s BABY LOVES FIVE SENSES series combines simple text with expressive illustrations to explain complex science in a simple and engaging way.