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Jun.23.2013
It was a Monday, or it may as well have been because I was feeling lousy due to the spring pollen. I dreaded getting out of bed and handling all of the business I had to face, including clearing a steamer trunk full of e-mails, which I had been especially dreading. I’m glad I decided to tackle the...
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Jun.11.2013
Mac and I spent several weeks in the English Lakes - home of poet William Wordsworth and Peter Rabbit author Beatrix Potter, among others - as an escape from the empty nest left when our youngest set off for college. We chose it for the simple reason that it was to be the setting for my...
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May.09.2013
Like many in the picture book world, I’ve been watching the children’s book app market with a mixture of curiosity and trepidation. I’m a book person at heart – I love the smell and feel of paper and the sensation of curling up with a book in my hands and a kid on my lap. When people talk about...
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May.03.2013
Jennifer Priester is the author of The Mortal Realm Witch series for ages 1 – 8. The series currently consists of eleven books. Jennifer is both an author and an artist, so many of the illustrations in her book are her original works. She also owns the publishing company A&M Creations and is a...
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Apr.23.2013
My passion is to write for children. I get so much enjoyment from it, sometimes laughing aloud while alone and writing! I enjoy writing this blog too, for it allows me to communicate adult concepts and pushes my writing practice. But essentially, I’m happiest writing for children of between five...
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Apr.12.2013
You might not have heard of Rebecca Dudley yet, but I’m guessing you will. Her wordless picture book Hank Finds An Egg comes out next month and it’s already gotten plenty of attention, including two starred reviews and a great write-up by Elizabeth Bird of Fuse 8.Published by Peter...
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Apr.05.2013
Last week, I interviewed former student Nicole Lataif about her experience publishing with Pauline, a Catholic press. This week, I’m highlighting a pair of former students, Heather Woodard and Pam Wampol, who took my class to work on their Christmas story. Their self-published book...
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Apr.01.2013
I’ve been teaching an online Children’s Picture Book Writing class through media bistro for six years years and recently launched an advanced class for graduates of the introductory class (I call the two classes PB1and PB2). In the course of teaching these...
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Dec.18.2012
My blog posts, not to mention my Tweets and Facebook posts, have been a cavalcade of self-promotion these days. Not that I'm apologizing for it -- that's just how it is when you have a new book out. But last week, just as I was getting ready to let everyone know that I was being interviewed...
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Dec.05.2012
Cross posted from the Authors for Earth Day blog: Because I’m an environmental journalist as well as the author of four books for children, people often ask me if I write “environmentalist” children’s books. I find it tough to answer.  What makes a book “environmentalist?”  Must an...