Any children's author would be pleased to have a single title published in a year, delighted to have two. But Kelly Bennett has the unique pleasure of celebrating three books landing on bookstore shelves within the last ten months – last fall's Dance, Y'All Dance (Bright Sky), plus spring's Your Daddy Was Just Like You (Putnam) and Dad And Pop: An Ode To Fathers & Stepfathers (Candlewick).
All three are picture books, Bennett's current passion after decades as a professional writer with work appearing in national magazines and newspapers. Bennett discusses her passion for picture books, the differences in writing for big publishing houses and indies, how she wound up in Jakarta, and more in my September children's market column at Authorlink.com.
To learn even more about Kelly Bennett and her books, be sure to visit www.kellybennett.com.
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