Have you ever come across a picture book and found it difficult to determine who created the illustrations? Most of the time, the illustrator’s name
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
A mentor text review of a picture book that encourages traditions! (And making yummy applesauce!)
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
CAROL GORDON EKSTER: When I connected with Linda, I noticed how much we have in common. For the sake of brevity, I’ll just mention these
Rob is generously giving away a personalized signed copy of his brand-new book, RODZILLA, illustrated by Dan Santat. Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at this link
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.