I wanted to publish this before Christmas, but family emergencies have prevailed. Yet just like Harriet Tubman, I forge ever forward. Today’s post is an interview I’m very excited about.
Today I get to talk with and about one of my favorite picture book author/illustrators of ALL time! Debbie Ridpath Ohi doesn’t know this yet, but I suspect if we met in person, we’d be kindred spirits.
It’s already November! Can you believe it? This year has flown by and many of us are already at the end of Fall or, like in Alaska, at the start of winter. What better time to talk about Fall activities we really enjoy (like Pumpkin Spice everything these days) and have an interview about my […]
Once upon a time, as a child, I read as many fairy tales as I could get my hands on at the library. Then as an early teen I discovered “The Juniper Tree” written by the Grimm brothers and illustrated by Maurice Sendak and it changed my life forever. It was dark and gory and […]
And now I get to reveal a surprise interview that I’ve been sitting on for months! It’s one of my favorite picture books out this year (released next week). “Love, Triangle” by Marcie Colleen is right up there with Tara Lazar’s “7 Ate 9” with amazing pun humor and classic long-lasting appeal.
Recently I was able to meet one of my favorite childhood writer-illustrators: Rosemary Wells. I remember loving her bunnies and their escapades. I was nearly speechless upon meeting her in my own state. And she brought her art work with her to share with us Alaskans (who don’t always get to see these kinds of […]
Oh dear readers, have I got some amazing treats in store for you this week! Today I bring you an interview with the delightful illustrator Vanessa Brantley Newton about her latest author-illustrator project: “Grandma’s Purse.” I heard her inspirational keynote speech in LA this last summer at the SCBWI Conference, and even got to talk […]