Teaching was my first passion. Even before I went to school, I played teacher with all who would study under me. And then I became
This is the second part of an interview with the amazingly talented Emberley family, all of whom have careers in the children’s book field. In
Ever since my first SCBWI conference I have touted the importance of attending these functions to every writer who asks me how to get published.
Reading for Research 2017 Challege!
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Heather, I love that you write children’s books about real women who overcame extraordinary obstacles and never gave up on their dreams. And
As we start this new year 2017 of writing and illustrating books, consider all the children of this earth. Universal themes underlie the best stories
Carol Gordon Ekster: I had the good fortune of highlighting Hazel Mitchell’s illustrative talents in another interview here at Writers’ Rumpus a few years ago.
Henry Herz writes picture books with his sons. I love how he works with his kids to create beautiful books. We especially adore one of
I met Sandra Markle when I attended Jane Yolen’s Picture Book Boot Camp. The tall and stunning Sandra Markle stood out. I had no idea at
Sometimes a book leaves an impression so deep that I internalize the emotions. It prompts me to find a new audience of eager children to
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
An Open Letter to Celebrity Children’s Book Writers By Paul Czajak My wife did something shocking that rocked the foundation of our marriage. A betrayal
Writing allows me to turn my internal reflections into external expression at my own pace. That must be why I connect on a deeper level
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