Since I am new to the picture-book world, I wanted to learn from other writers. What inspired their stories? How did they go about crafting their first book? What did they do when they finally received that offer? These authors have been kind enough to share their experiences and tips in this Q&A. This week's writer is KRISTEN FULTON.


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My First Picture Book Q&A

MY DOG'S A CHICKEN

March 28, 2016

Tags: MY DOG'S A CHICKEN, Susan Montanari, Anne Wilsdorf, Schwartz & Wade

Susan Montanari is the author of upcoming books WHO'S THE GROSSEST OF THEM ALL? and HIP HOP LOLLIPOP but today she is talking about her first picture book MY DOG'S A CHICKEN—"an ideal read-aloud that will have kids and adults chuckling" (School Library Journal). (more…)

CHARLOTTE AND THE QUIET PLACE

March 13, 2016

Tags: Deborah Sosin, Charlotte and the Quiet Place, Sara Woolley, first picture book, Parallax Press

Deborah Sosin is a writer, GrubStreet instructor, and clinical social worker specializing in mindfulness. Today, she shares how she crafted her debut picture book, CHARLOTTE AND THE QUIET PLACE—a National Parenting Publication's 2015 Bronze Winner. (more…)

DARIO AND THE WHALE

March 7, 2016

Tags: Dario and the Whale, Cheryl Lawton Malone, Bistra Masseva, Albert Whitman, first picture book

Today we are chatting with writing instructor Cheryl Lawton Malone about her debut picture book,
DARIO AND THE WHALE—a "delightful story . . . based on the author’s actual experience on Cape Cod" (Kirkus Reviews). (more…)