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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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. … Continue reading
I met Dana at the international gathering of the SCWBI conference in LA last year. She was the first, and only, member of SCBWI France that I have met and she was so welcoming. Sadly Paris is a heck of … Continue reading
While I encountered the enchanting Kelly McDonald first in Julie Foster Hedlund’s 12x12in12 Picture Book challenge, I really feel I have gotten to know her better in the smaller spin-off, the chapter book challenge, where she beguiles us with her … Continue reading