By Bree Rae
Cynsations is excited to welcome Valerie Bolling, author of the picture book Let’s Dance!, illustrated by Maine Diaz (Boyds Mills & Kane, 2020) as well as the forthcoming Together We Ride (Chronicle, 2022) and its sequel Together We Swim (Chronicle, 2023).
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Eric Gansworth signing Give Me Some Truth
at 2018 Texas Library Association conference.
By Traci Sorell
Eric Gansworth is the YA author of Give Me Some Truth (Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic, May 29, 2018). From the promotional copy:
Carson Mastick is entering his senior year of high school and desperate to make his mark,
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By Ann Jacobus
It’s an unusual moment when our writing group is in full agreement. But in this case, we knew we had to bring our friend Frances Lee Hall’s wonderful middle grade story to young readers.
The question was how?
Frances Lee Hall
We had all just attended her memorial service.
Continue Reading Guest Post: Ann Jacobus: Critique Group Makes Frances Lee Hall’s Publishing Dream Come True »
By Gayleen Rabakukk
Lamar Giles’ last Cynsations visit was in 2014 as a debut author.
Since then, he’s had two novels named Edgar Award finalists by the Mystery Writers of America and helped found We Need Diverse Books.
He serves as senior vice president of fundraising for the non-profit organization dedicated to putting more books featuring diverse characters into the hands of all children.
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The Children’s Book Council (CBC), the non-profit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America, and grassroots nonprofit We Need Diverse Books™ (WNDB) today announced their partnership on educational programming and resources for interns selected for the WNDB Internship Program, launching this summer.
The program is designed to open up the children’s book publishing industry to talented job-seekers from diverse backgrounds,
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By Mina Witteman
Marieke Nijkamp is a storyteller, dreamer, globe-trotter, and diversity advocate.
She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and wants to grow up to be a queer time traveler.
In the midnight hours of the day, Marieke writes stories full of hope and heartbreak.
Continue Reading 2015 SCBWI Europolitan Con: Author & Diversity Advocate Marieke Nijkamp »