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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Illustrator Interview – Kathryn Ault Noble
I’m back with another Wednesday series of interviews with published and unpublished illustrators whose work I admire. So prepare to be wowed by the skill and fascinated by their process and passions as we get a glimpse into their lives … Continue reading
Posted in children's books, Illustrators, Interview Tagged Art Institute of Seattle, Cecilia Yung, children's literature, conférences, critiques, David Diaz., illustration, Judy Schachner, LA SCBWI conference, Laurent Linn, mentorship, Nina Laden, Patti Ann Harris. Kathryn Ault Noble, Paul O'Zelinsky, portfolio, SCBWI, Susan Trimpe 29 Comments
Illustrator Interview – Sylvia Lu
I feel like I have known Sylvia for eons. She is in so many of my favorite picture book groups and challenges, always interacting with others, supporting and encouraging. I love her sense of purpose and momentum, always moving forward, … Continue reading
Happy Birthday, drydenbks! – Interview with Emma D. Dryden
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