The Picture Book Buzz

May 27, 2020

I believe our children are shaped by the books they read.

~ Carolyn Leiloglou

Carolyn Leiloglou (lay-LAW-glue) lives with her husband and four kids in San Antonio, Texas, home to the Alamo and the world’s largest pair of cowboy boots. Carolyn was a finalist for the 2018 Katherine Patterson...

May 25, 2020

Born and raised in the Midwest, Amber Hendricks grew up reading everything she could get her hands on- including the morning cereal boxes. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Merchandising, with an emphasis on Visual Merchandising, from Northwest Missouri State University.

Amber has worn man...

May 22, 2020

Molly Ruttan grew up in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and holds a BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art. Upon graduation she moved to Los Angeles and established a career as a graphic designer and illustrator. Molly and her family currently have the pleasure of caring for five strays and rescu...

May 20, 2020

Today, I have the distinct pleasure of talking with Eileen Ryan Ewen. She is the award-winning illustrator of 4 children’s books published by Sleeping Bear Press - Nature’s Friend: The Gwen Frostic Story by Lindsey McDivitt (2018), Symphony of Cowbells by Heather Preusser (2017), Mr....

May 13, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to three authors from the STEAM Team 2020 with books releasing in May. I do hope you enjoy this look at some great books and fascinating creatives.

"STEAM Team 2020 is a group of authors who have a Science, Technology, Engineer...

May 11, 2020

Lina Maslo is an award-winning author/illustrator with a Degree in Art from New College of Florida. Born in Ukraine, she moved to the United States at the age of five and spent most of her childhood in Florida. She lives with her husband and children in South Carolina.

Her debut book, Free...

May 4, 2020

I love writing, reading, and travelling to faraway places.

~ Linda Marshall 

Linda (Elovitz) Marshall has been an early childhood educator, studied Cultural Anthropology, owned her own bookstore, done freelance writing and ghost writing, and raised four children and a small flock of sheep.

L...

April 27, 2020

I love colors and stripes, characters, stories

and making children smile.

~Simona Ceccarelli

I am honored that Simona Ceccarelli has come back for a chat. She is a wonderful person and a talented illustrator you need to keep on your radar.

Simona describes herself as: “a potluck chi...

April 22, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to five authors from the STEAM Team 2020, with books releasing in April. I do hope you enjoy this look at some great books and fascinating creatives.

"STEAM Team 2020 is a group of authors who have a Science, Technology, Engineering...