Video Picture Book Reviews By a Two-Year-Old

Last weekend I attended the RMC-SCBWI local conference. I can’t attend a children’s book conference without bringing home some books for myself–er, I mean my son. Jean Reidy’s All Through My Town has been a household favorite since before my son was one. I bought a second copy of that book for him and had it signed–I’ll be keeping that one safe as a keepsake, and he can continue to love our other copy to pieces. I also brought home Time Out for Monsters, which was new to him. My son is also a fan of Salina Yoon’s Penguin and Pinecone, so I couldn’t resist bringing home Penguin and Pumpkin.… Read the rest

A Peek at the Creative Space of Danlyn Iantorno

Welcome back to my Creative Spaces kick-off week! Remember to comment on any post from this week to enter to win an autographed copy of Julie Anne Peters’ latest novel By The Time You Read This I’ll Be Dead. Today we’re talking with illustrator and writer Danlyn Iantorno. Danlyn Iantorno is the owner of Painted Olive Studios and has been a full-time artist for over 25 years. She has an extensive background in publishing, licensed products, graphics, and illustration. Danlyn is a past Illustrator Coordinator for the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), active Designer Member of CHA (Craft and Hobby Assoc.),… Read the rest

Big Sur Writing Workshop Comes to Boulder, CO

Halloween weekend I attended the Big Sur in the Rockies writing workshop organized by Andrea Brown of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency and our local SCBWI. It was fantastic. Fantastic! And exactly what I needed for my writing at this moment in time. It was a weekend of total immersion in my work-in-progress. I got so lost in thinking about my story and characters that at one point, in casual conversation, someone referenced a big current event that was going on and I drew a complete blank about what they could be talking about (rhymes with “residential detection”). The weekend workshop was modeled after the annual one that Andrea Brown runs in Big Sur, California.… Read the rest