A big hit with children, Penny Parker Klostermann was a teacher before she became an author. How does she come up with her funny book ideas? It’s apparently in the clouds… Continue reading “Interview: Penny Parker Klostermann Finds Ideas in the Clouds”
Acclaimed author Elana K. Arnold has delighted children and teens with her wonderful books, as well as the young-at-heart adults who read them too. We wanted to find out how Elana created characters like Iris Abernathy of THE QUESTION OF MIRACLES, Odette of FAR FROM FAIR, Sephora Ganding of INFANDOUS and many others. Continue reading “Interview: Elana K. Arnold on Messy Days and Unruly Pets”
Author Kelly Starling Lyons teaches our history with inspirational stories for today’s children. Her books include ONE MILLION MEN AND ME, about the 1995 Million Man March; ELLEN’S BROOM, about freedom in the time of Reconstruction; and HOPE’S GIFT, set around the Emancipation Proclamation. Continue reading “Interview: Kelly Starling Lyons puts children first”
We start the new year with an interview with our funny, creative, hilarious client David Elliott.
Our client author Janet Fox invents worlds of ghosts, history and intrigue in her books. Especially in her latest middle-grade novel, THE CHARMED CHILDREN OF ROOKSKILL CASTLE, Janet weaves stories of different pasts with an adventure of children who are sent away from London during World War II.
Janet’s characters are just as charming as her tales, and they make us wonder where she thinks it all up. We’re excited to hear from her in our interview this month:
Award-winning children’s book author K.A. Holt has a way with words, especially for middle-grade readers. Her stories are told in both prose and poetry, with her novel-in-verse HOUSE ARREST a 2016 contender for the Global Read Aloud award. She even has a novel told in haiku, BRAINS FOR LUNCH. Her characters have adventures in space, on another planet, with zombies and even in regular homes, just like her loyal readers. We’re excited to get to know this imaginative writer more…
BE THE CHANGE: A GRANDFATHER GANDHI STORY, the much anticipated new picture book written by author Bethany Hegedus and Arun Gandhi, and illustrated by Evan Turk, is a Junior Library Guild Selection and has received a starred review from the School Library Journal. We can’t say enough about our admiration for these creators and are thrilled to kick off our interview series with Bethany talking about this amazing companion book to her outstanding GRANDFATHER GANDHI.