New Voices: Former Teachers Bea Birdsong & Vivian Kirkfield Discuss Their Storytelling Journeys

By Stephani Martinell Eaton

I am thrilled to get to introduce Cynsations readers to Bea Birdsong and Vivian Kirkfield, two former teachers turned writers.

With their background in education and having spent years reading to children, it is no wonder that their passion is writing the absolute best stories that they can for kids.

Bea Birdsong

In terms of publishing,

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New Voices: Michelle Cusolito & Casey W. Robinson Share Writing Resources That Paved the Way to Their Debut

Michelle Cusolito and Casey W. Robinson, debut picture book authors.

By Traci Sorell

Today we welcome two of my fellow Epic Eighteen creators, Michelle Cusolito, author of Flying Deep (illustrated by Nicole Wong, (Charlesbridge, 2018)) and Casey W. Robinson, author of Iver and Ellsworth (illustrated by Melissa Larson (Ripple Grove Press,

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Guest Interview: Emma Walton Hamilton on Picture Book Summit

By Cate Berry

The third annual Picture Book Summit online writing conference will be Oct. 7.

To find out more about this opportunity, which not only allows, but encourages attendance in pajamas, I interviewed one of the founders, Emma Walton Hamilton.

What prompted you to start the Picture Book Summit?


Jon and Laura Backes Bard,

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