New Voices: Hayley Barrett & Jasmyn Wright on Inspiration & Bringing Their Texts to Life

 

By Stephani Martinell Eaton

We welcome picture book debut authors Hayley Barrett and Jasmyn Wright to Cynsations today! They share their inspiration for their debut books as well as some of the challenges in bringing those stories to life.

Hayley Barrett

What were the best and worst moments of your publishing journey?

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Guest Post: Author Amy Alznauer on Artistic Collaboration

By Amy Alznauer

Discovering a New Magic at the Heart of the Creative Life

As artists, we spend most of our time alone in a room writing or drawing. On our bad days, we wonder if our efforts are nothing more than a narcissistic pursuit of a private vision.

I spent many days like this as I worked for over a decade – pre-agent,

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Career Achievers: Leda Schubert on Thriving as a Long-Time, Actively Publishing Children’s Author

 

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

Leda Schubert is a successful children’s author with a long, distinguished career.

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? 

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