Katey Howes: All The Wonders, Episode 382

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Grandmother Thorn

Katey Howes (@Kateywrites), author of Grandmother Thorn, stops by the podcast to talk about letting go of things you fear, feeling lucky as a picture book author, and the balance between order and chaos.

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Episode Notes

Katey Howes‘ home page
Grandmother Thorn Details from publisher Ripple Grove Press
Let’s Talk Illustrators #37: Katey Howes and Rebecca Hahn on Let’s Talk Picture Books
Grandmother Thorn + An Interview with Illustrator Rebecca Hahn on Design of the Picture Book

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Purchase Katey Howes’ books for your reader or readers.


The kind folks at KidArtLit are giving away their August subscription box to one lucky winner, containing a copy of GRANDMOTHER THORN as well as supplies and instructions for an open-ended art project inspired by the book, a mini magazine, and a “Ready Set Go” pack with activities to “warm up” for reading together as a family. More info is available at https://www.kidartlit.com/.

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About the Author

Matthew Winner


Matthew Winner is an elementary library media specialist in Elkridge, Maryland. He is is the co-founder and content director of All The Wonders, a children’s literature website and more, and host of the Let's Get Busy podcast, a weekly podcast where Matthew talks to authors, illustrators, award winners, up-and-comers, and everyone in between. In 2013 Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. For more information, connect with Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewWinner .


  1. Katey, I literally cried listening to you describe the day your books arrived and your girls reading by your bookshelves and especially your daughter’s comment. Everything about this is so beautiful, and only because my world has gone topsy-turvy with the approach and now birth of my first granddaughter, I still haven’t gotten my hands on this book. I am REALLY looking forward to reading what I KNOW is an amazing book that holds such beautiful and poignant meaning. I am SO happy for you and proud OF you! Congrats! And I know you’re relishing every moment 😀 oxox

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