As I anxiously await for BRAINSTORM!’s book birthday to arrive on August 3rd, I’ve been keeping myself busy with the #BrainstormBlogTour! If you are interested in taking a peak behind the scenes of my writing life and the making of BRAINSTORM! check out these interviews:
Want to hear a preview of me reading the first pages of BRAINSTORM! and also hear more about the story behind the story? Check out my interview on the amazing Picturebooking Podcast with Nick Patton !
Nick is an amazing interviewer and asked some great questions. I had a chance to share not only the inspiration for BRAINSTORM! but also some behind-the-scenes tidbits about the publishing process. I even had the opportunity to share secret tactics I use when brainstorming and writing my own poems and picture books. (O.k., they’re not really “secret” but I have to entice you somehow!). I hope you enjoy listening!
As we have learned all too well over the last few years, life can be unpredictable!
I just found out that (thanks to “supply chain issues blah blah blah”) BRAINSTORM! which had been scheduled to release on July 15th, will now enjoy its book birthday on August 3, 2022! It was a bit of a surprise, but what’s a birthday without a few surprises, right?!
I was absolutely THRILLED to kick off the #BrainstormBlogTour with an interview on one of my very favorite children’s book blogs: Picture Book Builders! The incredible author Jill Esbaum (who also happens to be one of my idols!) conducted the interview and we had such a fun time chatting about the story behind the story of BRAINSTORM! as well as tips and tricks I use when I’m writing in rhyme. Check out the interview here:
Watch me read my poem, “Our Walk To School,” from the award-winning children’s poetry anthology: Hop To It: Poems To Get You Moving (Pomelo Books, 2020) on Michelle Schaub’s blog, Poetry Boost: Using Poetry to Boost Literacy.