Season’s Wishes From Our Authors & Illustrators

We’ve got that warm holiday feeling at The Booking Biz, and what better way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year than with magical wishes? Here are season’s wishes from us and our family of authors and illustrators…

Holiday Wishes from The Booking Biz by Salina Yoon

Carmen Oliver: “This is my favorite time of year and it’s not because I was born on Christmas Day. It’s because I love the random acts of kindness we see shared between neighbors, friends and complete strangers. The words ‘Believe,’ ‘Hope,’ and ‘Peace’ that are sprinkled in storefronts and the hearts of many. I’m reminded more than ever how blessed I am to be alive, healthy, loved and fulfilling my dreams. Thank you to the Booking Biz team of experts who support my vision. Thank you to the incredible authors, illustrators, librarians, educators, and professionals who honor me with their business and make each day magical. Thank you for showing the world love, honor and respect for all mankind in the books we create and the work we do. I wish you all the joys of the season. Happy Holidays!”

Sarah Azibo: “I wish for enough snow to play in, an ample supply of stories to enjoy, and a surplus of kindness to fill every heart.”

Samantha Clark: “My holiday wish is for stockings filled with books, patience, peace and love. Lots and lots of love. (Plus chocolate.)”

Kathi Appelt: “I wish for more wonder, more magic, more love!”

Elana K. Arnold: “May your winter season be full of hot chocolate, good books, and furry friends. May the bounty and joy of 2017 ease the hardships and strains that 2016 may have left behind, and may your heart and home be full of joy.”

Donna Janell Bowman: “May your holidays be filled with light, love, books, and joy. And may 2017 bring a world ready to step right up and choose kindness—one person at a time.”

Melanie Crowder: “Happy Holidays to you and yours!”

David Elliott: “I wish for everyone the courage to hope and the spirit to act on it. Also candy. Lots and lots of candy.”

Janet Fox: “My wish is that each of us finds the strength to be the hero of our own journey and to rid the world of hate, prejudice, and fear.”

Liz Garton Scanlon: “I wish for books on every single child’s bedside table.”

Bethany Hegedus: “I wish for us each to be the change we wish to see in the world. May we usher in 2017 with peace and joy.”

K. A. Holt: “I wish that poetry would save the world! (It’s like the superhero of words!)”

P. J. Hoover: “I wish for every person out there to find a reason to smile and to give someone else a reason to smile, too 🙂 Happy Holidays!”

Dianna Hutts Aston: “I wish for all children and the children at heart to see the awe and wonder of nature. Most of all, I wish for all children to make their dreams happen.”

Lindsey Lane: “‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the Evidence of Things Not Seen. (Hebrews 11:1)’ May you keep faith in your hearts.”

Dianne de Las Casas and John Couret: “Ahoy there! May your holidays sparkle with joy and love! Remember, You ARRR awesome!”

Cynthia Leitich Smith: “I wish for young readers to celebrate that they are all storytellers and that they are all the heroes of their own life stories.”

Greg Leitich Smith: “I wish for y’all to live long and prosper! :-)”

Cynthia Levinson: “I wish you peace, joy, and justice.”

Lisa Papademetriou: “Wishing you a new year filled with joy and highly unusual magic.”

Ammi-Joan Paquette: “I wish for each one of us to find our own strongest creative magic, and a renewed burst of inspiration to carry us through the new year!”

Penny Parker Klostermann: “I wish for a red-nosed glow on your rooftops and bootprints in your ashes.”

Christina Soontornvat: “May your latkes be crispy, may your eggnog be spiked, may your loved ones be near, and may there be at least one book waiting for you under the tree. Happy holidays to all!”

Don Tate: “I want to wish our readers peace and prosperity through the coming year and beyond, and thank them for their support. Makes it possible for me to continue to do my work: planting seeds of empathy, fairness and empowerment through words and pictures.”

Evan Turk: “I wish for every kid to feel what it’s like to create art this year!”

Audrey Vernick: “Wishing you warm fingers and toes, a full, happy belly, and a delicious stack of books.”

Dianne White: “Wishing you glitter stars and twinkling lights this holiday season.”

Meg Wiviott: “I hope everyone is kind and brave in the coming New Year.”

Salina Yoon: “I wish for untangled lights, great adventures, and for all of your Christmas wishes to come true! Love, Penguin”