Michelle Nott–What Was on Her . . .
Guest Edition

Michelle Nott–What Was on Her . . .

I’m delighted to welcome Michelle Nott in celebration of her debut picture book, Teddy, Let’s Go! 

Teddy, Let’s Go! is a sweet, sweet story, illustrated by Nahid Kazemi, and told from Teddy’s point of view. It begins with Teddy’s birth at the creative hands of Grandma, continues with his introduction to his girl, My, and then follows their growing up years until a little sister comes along and inherits Teddy’s love. Continue reading

Book Cover Reveal–Sisters in Delft
Cover Reveals

Book Cover Reveal–Sisters in Delft

I’m excited to welcome Nika Teran today for the cover reveal of her middle grade time travel novel, Sisters in Delft. Nika has chosen to take the path of self-publishing for her debut novel, which in turn means self-art directing her cover design. When I ran into Nika at a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators event, I was fascinated by the process she undertook to make her cover and thought you might be too. Continue reading

Amanda West Lewis–What Was on Her . . .
Guest Edition

Amanda West Lewis–What Was on Her . . .

I’m thrilled to welcome Amanda West Lewis today. I’m fascinated by Amanda’s upcoming novel, These Are Not the Words, a brilliant reshaping of her early childhood into a novel for middle graders. Set in the jazz-infused world of 1960s New York, it tells the story of Missy, who is the darling of her parents, yet forced to grow up before her time, forced to see her parents as they really are. Continue reading