Baptiste Paul is a Caribbean-born author of three books for children. His debut picture book, THE FIELD, received starred reviews from Kirkus, The Horn Book, and Booklist. According to Kirkus, his co-authored book ADVENTURES TO SCHOOL, will "will pique readers' curiosity." His picture book biography, I AM FARMER, chronicles the work of Cameroonian environmentalist Tantoh Nforba. Born and raised on the island of Saint Lucia, Baptiste is a native Creole/Patois speaker who enjoys reading his books and sharing about his experiences with anyone who will listen.
Here are Baptiste’s 5 Favorites:
My favorite place to write:
My favorite mentor text:
Too many to choose. I like to experiment and play when I write. Some of my favorites are, A LEAF CAN BE by Laura Purdie Salas, illus. by Violeta Dabija and POOR DOREEN: A FISHY TALE by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illus. by Alexandra Boiger
My favorite writing tip:
If something is not working, shelve the idea for later and write something new.
My favorite marketing tip:
Attend book conferences, do school visits. Just put yourself out there.
My favorite book event of the year:
Being on tour with Miranda Paul for our co-authored book I AM FARMER.
Learn more about Baptiste at his website.