By Stephani Martinell Eaton
Welcome to Ernesto Cisneros and Ash Van Otterloo! These two middle-grade debut authors will share with us the inspiration and challenge of staying true to their roots while writing for a young audience.
What was your initial inspiration for writing this book?
Efrén Divided (Quill Tree Books,
Continue Reading New Voices: Ernesto Cisneros & Ash Van Otterloo on Being True to Themselves & Their Roots »
By Carol Coven Grannick
I’m an author and poet and recently retired clinical social worker who loves to explore the writer’s emotional and spiritual journey, and more recently, how that journey intertwines with our characters’ journeys.
I’ve long been particularly interested in the many facets of emotional resilience—the behaviors and beliefs that fuel and flow from it, such as optimism, gratitude, hope, joy, persistence, and productivity.
Continue Reading Heart & Spirit Author Interview: Eileen Meyer on Persistence »