Today on EMU’s Debuts, children’s author Jason Gallaher talks about how taking an acting class has helped with his writing (ah! characterization) and being a writer (oh! the anxiety). I’ve often heard that it’s beneficial to take an acting class if you’re a writer and Jason’s post confirms it.
MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN is now out in the world! Who is this book for? (you might ask) It’s perfect for preschoolers and kindergartners and educators who are looking for a nature-based story about animals in the garden.
Do you like ladybugs, praying mantises, grasshoppers and the like? Give this book a look (because seriously, the art is gorgeous!). MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN would be a terrific addition to any early childhood curriculum about insects and metamorphosis. Or for any critter-loving kid!
If you’d like to hear some of the backstory of the story, the Vermont College of Fine Arts WCYA Launch Pad is featuring an interview with me today. So exciting! Click HERE to read it.
Tomorrow, my picture book, MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN will be released into the world! I’m so excited about this book because the art is stunning (well done, Carol Schwartz!) and the text was so much fun to write.
In a nutshell (or in this case, maybe I should say a chrysalis), this book is about life in a flower garden and the creatures that inhabit or visit it. The cumulative text builds as more animals come into the garden, all while something mysterious is happening in the background.
Why am I posting a day before my book’s official birthday? Because children’s author Sarvinder Naberhaus posted a wonderful interview today on EMU’s Debuts, with Carol Schwartz and myself. Click HERE to read it. And I’m giving away a signed copy of the book for one lucky person who leaves a comment.
And just a reminder, tomorrow is the last day to enter my Goodreads Giveaway for a signed copy of MY BUSY GREEN GARDEN. To enter, click HERE.
Today on EMU’s Debuts, author Hayley Barrett interviews Vanessa Brantley-Newton, illustrator of THE YOUNGEST MARCHER. It’s always fascinating to hear about the illustration side of creating a picture book and this interview doesn’t disappoint. Read it HERE.
EMU’s Debuts continues its celebration of the launch of THE YOUNGEST MARCHER by Cynthia Levinson with inspirational songs, chants and slogans. Click HERE!
Here’s an interesting blog post by Cynthia Levinson on how she used the research from her middle-grade nonfiction book, WE’VE GOT A JOB, for her latest picture book, THE YOUNGEST MARCHER. I always find it fascinating to see how writers can distill a vast amount of research into a picture book. Check it out HERE.