Today we take a peek behind the curtain at the planning and preparation required to organize a successful Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators chapter.
Just about a year ago, I became a Writing Barn Fellow, which means I serve as a teaching assistant and provide logistical support for classes and workshops.
It also means that I’ve gotten to know author Bethany Hegedus better and I couldn’t pass up the chance to interview her about her new picture book biography, Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, Continue Reading Author Interview: Bethany Hegedus on Alabama Spitfire: The Story of Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird »
There are craft books on writing and parenting books galore, but nothing on how to be a “Writer Mama.”
I’ve watched many friends make the transition, somehow blurry-eyed making it to the page in between breast feeding and diaper changes.
I’ve witnessed my friends with kids in elementary school put in longer hours, taking their laptops with them to doctor appointments and school pick-ups. Continue Reading Guest Post: Bethany Hegedus on Writer Mama Survival Guide »
Lee & Low Books recently announced Roberto Penas of Olathe, Kansas won the 17th annual New Voices Award.
His manuscript, “Pedro Flores: The Toymaker,” is a biography of the inventor of the modern yo-yo.
In the early 1900s, Flores emigrated from the Philippines to the United States,
Compiled by Gayleen Rabakukk
Peek: “Josanne received degrees from St. Lawrence University, Smith College and Vermont College of Fine Arts. She worked in arts management and as a professional musician before she turned to writing.”
A few members of the children’s literature community shared their thoughts about Josanne.