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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When I sold my Nice apartment and packed up and stored my 11 boxes a year ago, I terminated all standing orders and subscriptions on my French bank account except one, my SCBWI membership. I’d give up beer and cheese before … Continue reading
Although my CYBILS responsibilities as a round 2 judge won’t start until January, I do want to spend the next couple of months trying to review some of the fictional picture books on the 2012 list. I am kicking off … Continue reading
I arrived at the LASCBWI 11 conference knowing a few people from cyber connections, but no one in person. I had just met my compatriot, the amazing Hazel Mitchell, who had promptly sat me down with a beer and some … Continue reading