By Stephani Martinell Eaton
Remy Lai, author and illustrator of Pie in the Sky (Henry Holt, 2019) and Cory Leonardo, author of The Simple Art of Flying (Aladdin, 2019) reflect on the debuts of their middle-grade novels. For both, finding fellow writers as mentors or critique partners along the journey proved invaluable.
What first inspired you to illustrate for young readers?
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By Cynthia Leitich Smith
In children’s-YA writing, maintaining an active publishing career is arguably an even bigger challenge than breaking into the field.
Reflecting on your personal journey (creatively, career-wise, and your writer’s heart), what bumps did you encounter and how have you managed to defy the odds to achieve continued success?
I was forty when my first book was published in 1977.
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Lin Oliver interviews Lois Lowry at SCBWI L.A. Conference
By Gayleen Rabakukk
In August, I attended my very first SCBWI international summer conference. It was truly an amazing experience, but also a bit overwhelming with nearly 1,200 people in attendance.
Thankfully, we all share a love of children’s books, making it much easier to talk with people than typical social situations.
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By The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, announced the winners of the 30th annual Ezra Jack Keats Book Award.
Each year, a new writer and new illustrator are celebrated. The 2016 award ceremony will be held April 7 during the Fay B.
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