The Picture Book Buzz

July 22, 2020

Sue Lowell Gallion writes for children because she is passionate about children, reading, and any combination of the two! Sue lives in the Kansas City area with her black lab mix, Tucker, who likes to go on walks and hold hands.

As a printer’s daughter, Sue grew up surrounded by the smells...

July 20, 2020

Enjoy your imaginations, create,

and celebrate your unique wonderfulness!

~ Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Jennifer Black Reinhardt grew up in a cozy town in the mountains of Pennsylvania, surrounded by creative artists and quirky collections. Drawing from that inspiration, Jennifer graduated from...

July 15, 2020

Kathleen Long Bostrom has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 1983 (now honorably retired). She and her husband, Greg, live in Carlsbad, California, where she writes full-time in an office looking out over a grove of eucalyptus trees. They have three grown chi...

July 8, 2020

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to three authors from the STEAM Team 2020 with books releasing around July.

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, Eng...

July 6, 2020

The Soaring 20’s High Flying Picture Book Debuts is a group of authors and illustrators hailing from California to New York (and Canada!), who’ve joined together to help promote their 2020 debut picture books.

Be sure to visit their website to “discover picture book talent on the rise.” Th...

June 22, 2020

The best thing about writing books 

is getting to visit lots of cool places for research,

like Alcatraz.

~ Emma Bland Smith

Emma Bland Smith is the award-winning author of Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West, as well four other picture books, two chapter-...

June 15, 2020

Today, I get the privilege to feature a dear friend of mine.

Toni Yuly has been an early bird all her life and loves to start the day in the studio listening to other early birds sing outside her window. She was born in Seattle and now lives in Bremerton, Washington, in a small house by th...

June 8, 2020

Look around!
We are surrounded by lights!

                                      ~ Faith Pray

Faith Pray is an author-illustrator from the Pacific Northwest who regularly wrangles four wildebeests - twi...

June 3, 2020

Michael Armstrong began his career as a marketing professional. Changing course, he served as the Executive Director of The ALS Association, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, and other nonprofit organizations.

When his daughter was born, Mike changed course again to become a stay-at-home d...