Picture Book Dummy, Picture Book Construction: Know Your Layout (wise words from author Tara Lazar)

I am spending my Sunday tinkering with pagination of some of my picture books. It’s proving to be trickier than it sounds. I had bookmarked an incredible post about picture book layouts by Tara Lazar way back when and I finally dug it up again. Tara is the author of four picture books: The Monstore, … More Picture Book Dummy, Picture Book Construction: Know Your Layout (wise words from author Tara Lazar)

YA Audiobook Clip from Roshani Chokshi’s A CROWN OF WISHES

I’m excited to share an audio clip from Macmillan Audio of Roshani Chokshi’s A CROWN OF WISHES–and on March 25th I’ll be posting an author Q & A with Roshani about her latest work. Listen to the excerpt from A CROWN OF WISHES audiobook, read by Priya Ayyar, by clicking HERE. Gauri, the princess of Bharata, … More YA Audiobook Clip from Roshani Chokshi’s A CROWN OF WISHES

YA Spotlight: Petals by Laurisa White Reyes

Petals
 by Laurisa White Reyes Genre: YA Release Date: March 15th 2017 Skyrocket Press Summary from Goodreads: Some memories refuse to stay buried… On Christmas Eve, a horrific car accident leaves Carly Perez without a mom. After a year of surgeries and counseling, Carly’s life is nearly back to normal—except for the monsters—vague, twisted images from … More YA Spotlight: Petals by Laurisa White Reyes

PB Flashback Series: Part One, 1940’s – 1970’s

In thinking about what to write about for my first PB post, I started reflecting on the history of picture books. With that in mind, I’d like to feature a series on classic picture books throughout the decades. Sometimes a look into the past will help us (writers) to find fresh ideas. This week, I’ll begin with … More PB Flashback Series: Part One, 1940’s – 1970’s

YA Spotlight: The Travelers by K.L. Kranes

The Travelers by K.L. Kranes Genre: YA Fantasy Release Date: October 2nd 2016 Sanguaro Books Summary from Goodreads: Dagny lives a dangerous life. Pursued by an unknown enemy, Dagny and her family are always on the run and must use magic to stay hidden and safe. When Dagny meets Marc, everything changes. For the first time, … More YA Spotlight: The Travelers by K.L. Kranes