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Cross posted on As The Eraser Burns Happy book birthday, congratulations, and a mighty woo-HOO to Laura Gehl for yesterday’s release of her latest picture book, PEEP AND EGG: I’M NOT HATCHING, illustrated by Joyce Wan! Egg is not hatching. No way. No how. It is too scary out there. Peep wants Egg to hatch [...]

30 Ways to Gather Picture Book Ideas for PiBoIdMo!

Yesterday was all about NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month. Today’s topic is about the lovely Tara Lazar’s awesome PiBoIdMo, Picture Book Idea Month, that starts on November 1st! What is it? From Tara’s Website: Why, it’s Picture Book Idea Month! Tired of watching novelists have all the fun in November with NaNoWriMo, I created PiBoIdMo as [...]

Happy Book Birthday to Susan Detwiler!

Congratulations to the amazingly talented Susan Detwiler, my SCBWI MD/DE/WV co-blogger over at As The Eraser Burns, for yesterday’s release of THE SPARROW AND THE TREES, (Arbordale Publishing,) which she illustrated for author Sharon Chriscoe! The Sparrow family is ready for their trip south for the winter, but Papa’s wing is hurt and he cannot make the trip. He [...]