Julie Sternberg received her MFA in writing for children from the New School. She is the author of Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie, a Junior Library Guild Selection, an ABC New Voices Project Selection, and one of the New York Public Library's 100 Titles
Amy Timberlake talks about her research for her well received book "One Came Home," a western about a thirteen-year old girl who sets off to find her presumed-dead sister, is set in 1871 in southwestern Wisconsin.
Caroline B. Cooney is the bestselling author of many young adult books, including the million-copy plus bestseller, The Face on the Milk Carton, the first volume in the Janie series. Caroline B. Cooney lives in South Carolina.
Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Amy Hest and critically acclaimed illustrator Lauren Castillo share their delightful stories of how the dogs in their lives have (and still do) inspire their creative minds on a daily basis.
Jeannie Mobley makes a stunning debut with her new novel Katerina’s Wish, which has received starred reviews from both Kirkus Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly. Mobley is an archaeologist and professor who lives in Colorado. We’re delighted to share our conversation about her work, inspirations and
Ralph Tells A Story is about a little boy who feels pressure in the classroom. Ralph notices that everyone around him is busy writing, and he feels incapable. But ultimately, his desire to communicate overpowers his fears. Learning to write is empowering.
Recently I had the opportunity at my day job (I’m vice president for advancement at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon) to take the popular “Strengths Finder” test. My top strength turned out to be “Learner.”
I’d have to say that’s a fairly accurate description. It also explains much about how I choose the subjects I write about in my nonfiction and historical fiction for young readers. I have wide-ranging reading interests (I like to read with my story antennas up). When I’m learning something new, I’m engaged, enthuse, and happy. And then there are those magical moments when I come across something extraordinary that makes me sit up and say, “Wow! How come I never knew that before?” Whenever this happens, there’s a good chance I want to write about it.