New Voices, New Visions: Author-Illustrators Jen Betton & Aidan Cassie Discuss Process

By Traci Sorell

I’m delighted to welcome Jen Betton and Aidan Cassie to Cynsations today to share their interesting journeys to becoming author-illustrators for children.

Jen Betton is winner of the 2012 SCBWI Illustration Mentorship Award and the Portfolio Grand Prize at NESCBWI in 2014. Last year, Putnam published her debut picture book, Hedgehog Needs A Hug,

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P.S. Shout-outs for Your Summer Reading List

By Traci Sorell & Gayleen Rabakukk

Wait! Did you think we could take a break without highlighting a few more books?

Before signing off, we asked a few children’s-YA authors what makes their book a terrific summer read. These are soon-to-be released titles, so we haven’t read them ourselves and look forward to taking a peek right along with you. Happy reading!

June

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