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Hey, Coach! (and the Value of Trying Again)

One of the more challenging aspects of writing picture books…
All We Know cover

Meeting Illustrators

One of the things I love most about writing picture books is…
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Timing is Everything

I have two new picture books out this month, published a week…
One Family

One Family = Counting + Unity

One of the things I love about picture books is that they can…
★  PW: "A boisterous update of this seasonal song." (Oct 2015); B&N's Top Picture Book of the Month

Meet Kim Smith--and OVER THE RIVER & THROUGH THE WOOD Giveaway!

I really admire artistic talent (since I have so little myself),…
Lillian's Right to Vote

Celebrating the Right to Vote

When I think of non-fiction books with a distinctive voice, I…
I'm My Own Dog

Dog Adopts Man (and Other Role Reversals)

Manuscript feeling a bit stale? Need a fresh take on the ordinary?…

SCBWI Carolinas Conference September 2015

The SCBWI Carolinas chapter has another fabulous conference coming…
Llama Llama Red Pajama

Learning from Llamas

Not sure how I missed Anna Dewdney's bestselling Llama Llama…

Zachariah OHora Interview and Book Giveaway

I've been a fan of Zach OHora's books ever since spotting one…