Behind the Scenes: “Connecting the Past to the Present with Back Matter” by Colleen Paeff

When I saw the title of this book, I had to know more! A story about stinks? Right up my alley! Or should I say “Smelly” Kelly’s subway tunnel! ūüėĀ Back matter is a chance for authors to present all sorts of ideas. Here, Colleen Paeff shares how she used back matter to connect the … More Behind the Scenes: “Connecting the Past to the Present with Back Matter” by Colleen Paeff

Behind the Scenes: “Creating a Compilation” by Vivian Kirkfield

Welcome back, Vivian Kirkfield! If anyone knows about going HERE to THERE, it’s Vivian who is always on the MOVE herself! Wondering how one picture book can become nine? ¬†This has been a time of anthologies and compilations, and here’s Vivian’s take on hers. Vivian is offering the final giveaway of 2020 for this blog … More Behind the Scenes: “Creating a Compilation” by Vivian Kirkfield

Behind the Scenes: “The Power of Yes!” by Jolene Guti√©rrez

All it takes is one word to launch you on a new adventure! Jolene Guti√©rrez shares how a picture book manuscript grew into a middle grade nonfiction book, and also how she embraced opportunity to stretch herself in the process.¬† And thank you, Jolene, for offering a copy of your book to one lucky winner! … More Behind the Scenes: “The Power of Yes!” by Jolene Guti√©rrez

Behind the Scenes: “Why Have Faith in a Story” by Laurel Neme

We all need a reason to work through the hard parts. Laurel Neme found her reason in those who let her into their story, into what would become The Elephant’s New Shoe.¬† Laurel is doing a GIVEAWAY of a copy of the book as soon as it’s released October 6. To enter, just leave a … More Behind the Scenes: “Why Have Faith in a Story” by Laurel Neme

Behind the Scenes: “What’s in a Name?” by Jenna Grodzicki

Welcome, Jenna Grodzicki, author of WILD STYLE: AMAZING ANIMAL ADORNMENTS! When I first saw the book, my first thought was, great title! And that doesn’t come easy. It’s often the source of much agony for me. Here Jenna gives you a behind the scenes peek at how that title came to be.¬† AND Jenna is … More Behind the Scenes: “What’s in a Name?” by Jenna Grodzicki

Old Rock (is not boring)

It’s been a while since I’ve done a post for Perfect Picture Book Friday. Here’s a new picture book that caught my attention. It’s creative nonfiction or possibly informational fiction‚ÄĒit’s hard to determine the lines these days‚ÄĒcombining¬†the fun of fiction with the joy of science.¬† And…Thanks to all who participated in the Everyday Hero Giveaway … More Old Rock (is not boring)

Behind the Scenes: “Back Matter to the Rescue!” by Laurie Wallmark

Don’t know what to do with all that amazing information you dug up in your research? You hate to waste all those¬†fascinating tidbits….but word count worries creep in…what’s an author to do? Here’s Laurie Wallmark to the rescue!¬† Back Matter to the Rescue! by Laurie Wallmark One of the challenges in writing a nonfiction picture … More Behind the Scenes: “Back Matter to the Rescue!” by Laurie Wallmark