CAROL GORDON EKSTER: Having connected with Valerie through New England SCBWI, I have been amazed to watch Valerie’s career blossom in a short time. She’s
On the night of that child’s 4th birthday in March 2015, they looked their mother straight in the eye (still wearing their favorite Elsa gown from the day’s birthday festivities) and proudly declared, “Mom, I’m not a boy. I’m a girl. In my heart and in my brain.”
Trucker Kid, my sixth book to come into the hands of children, launches on January 1, 2023. Fans of the amazing Nerdy Book Club will
by Kirsti Call and Corey Rosen Schwartz COLD TURKEY flies onto shelves today!!! Celebrate with us, by g-g-gobbling up these tips for making your story
The pickles were slippery. The jars were slippery. The floors were slippery. Delightfully heartwarming and hilarious, Sloth and Squirrel in a Pickle by Cathy Ballou
All picture book author-illustrators need to consider how your story and images fit together. Even when the narrative is not told in actual words, it
How cow-razy is it that I have two cow books releasing within 6 months of each other? In celebration of Cow Says Meow’s book birthday,
NORTHBOUND: A Train Ride Out of Segregation, written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award Winner James E.
I am so happy to interview fellow Page Street Kids author, Cristina Lalli on her debut picture book, Nola’s Scribbles Save the Day, about a
In 2018 I was lucky enough to meet the sweet and talented Kelly Carey at a magical event known as the Whispering Pines Writers’ Retreat. We shared lunch and talked about the journeys of our debut picture books. Today, I am so pleased to interview Kelly about How Long is Forever? which will hit bookshelves everywhere next month.
I’m pleased to be interviewing the debut authors of the Soaring ’20s picture book group this year. There is so much amazing talent here! Since
A few years ago I took up writing limericks for National Poetry Month. Writing a limerick a day is both fun and difficult. What helped