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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Yahoo! PiBoIdMo 2012 has been and conquered – Yes, even Hurricane Sandy couldn’t stop her! And I managed to bang out thirty-two ideas for picture books. It is such a good habit-making practice and I have had so much fun … Continue reading
How exciting to receive a request from a publisher, Lee and Low Books, to review a book that links in perfectly with the goals of my blog and my own writing. Puffling Patrol, as you will discover, takes us on … Continue reading