Shana Corey and R. Gregory Christie, author and illustrator of A Time To Act: John F. Kennedy’s Big Speech, stop by the podcast to talk about an obsession over primary documents, making the choice to listen to wisdom, and the difference between painting from the outside in or the inside out.
Basak Agaoglu, author illustrator of The Almost Impossible Thing, stops by the podcast to talk about collaborating with the reader, putting yourself out there, and thinking like a bronze medal winner.
Chris Van Dusen, author illustrator most recently of Hattie & Hudson, stops by the podcast to talk about a lake in Maine, accidents happening their way to beauty, and seeing the struggle in the art.
Katrina Goldsaito and Julia Kuo, author and illustrator of The Sound of Silence, stop by the podcast to talk about time stretching out, a complex, layered idea, and the color of vintage toys.
Jason Bays, author and cartoonist of The Adventures of Kung Fu Robot: How to Make a Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Kung Fu Sandwich, stops by the podcast to talk about intensifying the story, designing an organic app, and writing without a safety net.
Jabari Asim, author of Preaching to the Chickens, stops by the podcast to talk about envisioning a life in letters, the moment when you know what you are going to become, life’s presences of a gentle, guiding hand.
Jason Chin, author and illustrator of Grand Canyon, stops by the podcast to talk about windows to the past, following the signs, and designing a book to be a reflect of the way you learn when you research.
Tim Miller, Donna Bray, and Dana Fritts stop by the podcast to talk about Moo Moo in a Tutu from idea to finished book. Moo Moo in a Tutu is Tim Miller’s debut picture book as both author and illustrator. Donna Bray edited the book and is co-publisher at Balzer + Bray. Dana Fritts, associate art director at HarperCollins, was the art director on the book.
Laura Shovan, author and poet of The Last 5th Grade of Emerson Elementary, stops by the podcast to talk about classrooms as small communities, tuning an ear to what’s working well, and her mission to get poems taught in every school.
Joseph Kuefler, author illustrator of Rulers of the Playground, stops by the podcast to talk about enjoying the wonder, playground politics, and a complete willingness to grow.