Guest post by Julie Hedlund I’ve been thinking a great deal about “layers” in picture books lately, for three reasons. The first is because I
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
Writing is a solitary profession. You face the page, the words head-on, alone with only your mind to feed your message. Letters accrue into
Last year, I found that the #the100dayproject really helped me get in daily drawing practice (see the post about it here!), so I decided to give it
GUEST POST By Kim Chaffee The roller coaster metaphor has been used many times to describe one’s journey through life. Today I’m using it to
Congratulations New England Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators! Celebrating forty-five years of influencing and encouraging quality children’s literature and capping it off with
Last month, I participated in a 24 Hour Play Festival as a playwright. Essentially, I was locked in a theatre with a group of writers
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
By: Kristine Asselin and Jen Malone We’re joining you today from the land of co-writing to (hooray!!) reveal the cover for our first joint venture!
In her book Upstream the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver says of creative commitment, “There is a notion that creative people are absent-minded, reckless,
Grace Lin may not know it yet, but she can heal a tortured heart. This is a power that the best creators of books for
Last summer, I was honored to be selected as the illustrator for the NESCBWI17 logo. The logo is used as a Facebook header, profile icon and general
I’ve written resolutions on New Year’s Day faithfully since I was 8 year old. And somehow writing resolutions have almost always appeared. Some years I needed the writing resolutions more than others. Until I got married, I hardly needed them…I have 65 filled journals to prove my writing was free and unfettered!