August 15, 2017
Interview with Ashley Spires
Today we’re talking to ASHLEY SPIRES! Writer and illustrator of best-selling, award-winning, kid-approved books such as Penguin and the Cupcake, Small Saul, Larf, the Binky the Space Cat series, The ...
August 10, 2017
Writing 101 as Inspired by Improv and Life
I’m hoping the tips in this post will be really helpful to beginner writers—people who have always wanted to write but just don’t sit down to write consistently for whatever reason. People who don’t ...
August 08, 2017
Interview with Kelly Collier
Today we’re talking to Kelly Collier about A Horse Named Steve.Here’s the thing, guys. HERE’S THE THING!!! Kelly Collier is a debut author-illustrator who sent in an unsolicited submission to Kids ...
August 04, 2017
Interview with Kyo Maclear
Kyo Maclear is one of my favourite children’s book authors and one of the loveliest people I know. She’s the author of many acclaimed picture books including Spork, Virginia Wolf and The Fog, and ...
August 03, 2017
Improv Taught Me How to Craft a Story
I know a lot of people who want to write books who don’t actually do any writing. It’s a curious thing to want to do something you don’t do. I used to be one of those people, so I say that with ...
August 01, 2017
Oh hey, it’s me. Your old friend, Naseem.
I’ll be your writer-in-residence for August. I’m a first-time author and a former librarian, and I’ve worked in children’s publishing for over ten years. I’m a huge fan of improv, stand-up comedy, ...