Joanna MarpleIn my 20's, with only my guitar and a rucksack, I wandered the continents, immersing myself in the lives of some wonderful people, projects and stories, which changed the way I view my responsibility to others and this earth. Right now I'm a European transplant in the US who writes books for children and young adults. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but can connect us to others, and allow us to inspire and help each other. I believe that equity and empathy should be at the core of our all actions, words, and stories. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking! And I use the pronouns she/her.
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Today’s guest needs little introduction for those who have been around for even a short while, like myself, in the world of children’s literature. I am very happy to be interviewing the amazing Emma D. Dryden: New Yorker, encourager, editor … Continue reading →
For all my adult life I have written very concrete goals each January and for the most part, the process of setting them in print and revisiting them regularly during the year, has seen many of these goals, partially or … Continue reading →
What does it take to be oneself, to be real and authentic? It takes a lot of courage, honesty and a desire to be free of others’ opinions. Easier said than done, I know! We have all experienced the power … Continue reading →