Today I am excited to introduce our Cynsations readers to Maureen Charles and Ashley Walker who recently collaborated on a nonfiction project for older readers. Their book Music Mavens from Chicago Review Press comes out this fall as part of their Women of Power series.
By Kim Rogers
Today, I’m happy to welcome David Heska Wanbli Weiden to Cynsations.
By Traci Sorell
Rarely do we see biographies of Native people post-1900, so the biography of Elizabeth Peratrovich, Fighter in Velvet Gloves (University of Alaska Press, 2019), by Annie Boochever with Roy Peratrovich, Jr. (Tlingit) is a welcome addition in children’s literature.
By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Michelle Markel is a successful children’s author with a long, distinguished career.
Reflecting on your personal journey, what bumps did you encounter and how have you managed to defy the odds to achieve continued success?
Let’s cut to the chase. There was a major turning point in my career—when I nearly quit writing for children.
Cynthia Levinson‘s most recent book has a direct correlation to one of her previous titles. I talked with her recently about writing her first picture book, social justice and biscuits.
Tell us about the process of transforming We’ve Got A Job into a picture book.
By Traci Sorell
My love of music outweighs my love of the written word. So, I am delighted when I find children’s
book biographies written about any of my favorite musicians. I rush to devour them and learn more about the creative geniuses whose beautiful lyrics and magical melodies have lifted my spirit or given me comfort throughout my life.
For the last eight years, I have worked for a small Seattle book publisher called Chin Music Press.
I’ve done everything from fact checking and copy editing to developmental- and line-editing, from setting up book tours to reading through the slush pile (a task I actually enjoyed).
Happy Election Day! Go vote!
We welcome author Debbie Levy to talk about her new picture book biography.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent her lifetime disagreeing .
Donna Janell Bowman is the first-time author of Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness, illustrated by Daniel Minter (Lee & Low, 2016). From the promotional copy:
A Horse that can read, write, and do math?
A horse that can read, write, spell, and do math?