I find that it’s all about regular practice – sitting down on a daily basis to write or draw, as well as a practice of trying to balance with the other parts of my life, such as family time, socializing with friends, exercising, cooking healthy stuff and sleep.
Reem from Kotobee emailed me and asked if I would share their list of International Book Fairs on my site. I’m thrilled to do so! I love book fairs, festivals, and anything to do with books, really. You can go to: https://www.kotobee.com/blog/international-book-fairs-2019/ to learn more and see if there is a book fair coming to a city near you! Hope you’re having a wonderful day! Cheers!
Categories: Picture Books
[Reviewed from Copy Courtesy of Chronicle Books] Do you know the difference between a rabbit and hare? What about a crocodile and an alligator? A clementine and a mandarin? Peach and a nectarine? Antarctica vs. the arctic? Great Britain vs. England? Holland vs. the Netherlands? A stetson vs a borsalino? (Admittedly, before this book I had never even heard of a borsalino.) An embryo vs. a fetus? (I used to teach anatomy and this is the best explanation of the […]
[Review Copy Courtesy of University of Minnesota Press.] “To defeat a troll, you must draw on the very best of your humanity: you must have courage, patience, intelligence, kindness, the ability to work with others, and plenty of Moxie.” -Lise Lunge Larsen, from Seven Ways to Trick a Troll In Seven Ways to Trick a Troll, Larsen and Vick take the framework of classic, mainly Scandinavian tales and add their own expertise. The result is that we are given beautifully […]
Hello there! Today I have the honor of having Bonny Becker answer my questions about creativity. A Visitor for Bear is probably one of our most read books in the past three years. My kids love it so much! It’s a blast to read. It’s one of those books that we’re always in the mood for. She’s written a very different book called The Frightful Ride of Michael McMichael that looks wonderfully spooky and fun! It’s out now! Grab a […]
Bethanie Deeney Murguia, author and illustrator of the very funny and recently released picture book Do You Believe in Unicorns? was so nice to answer my questions about creativity and creating picture books. I am grateful to her for taking the time to talk with me about how she nourishes her creativity, what she would tell her past self about being creative, and some great book recommendations! Her answers are affirming, inspiring, and practical. Please enjoy! I love her responses! […]
Marion Bauer, author of over 100 books, is out with a new book The Stuff of Stars. She was kind enough to answer my questions about cultivating creativity, having the courage to become a writer, and what she loved about making this beautiful book — illustrated by the impressive Ekua Holmes. I am blown away by her answers! They are so interesting and honest. This Q&A with her will leave you thinking about so many different things. I hope you […]
[Review Copy Courtesy of Prestel Publishing] What if there was more to Vermeer’s paintings? What if there were stories that we didn’t know about the people he painted? What if there were secrets? Connections? Incredible events and coincidences that we never imagined? Wouldn’t that make an interesting story? Wouldn’t it be fun to imagine? In Anna and Johanna, Géraldine Elschner has written such a book about the women in Vermeer’s The Milkmaid and in The Lacemaker, and the way she […]
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