Marcia Strykowski

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December Author Spotlight

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Jama Kim Rattigan on this month’s author spotlight. Jama caught my attention not only with her lovely picture books, but with her delightful, colorful blog. There is a wonderful variety of interesting information on her blog including art, books, and novelties, along with members of her adorable teddy bear collection. …

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November Author Spotlight

For today’s author spotlight we have a talented painter (who also happens to write). Pierr Morgan has illustrated a host of beautiful books for children. Scroll down for a tree-house view from her studio on Bainbridge Island, as well as a sneak peek of her current work-in-progress! Please share a little about your books. I’ve illustrated 22 picture …

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October Author Spotlight

This month it is my pleasure to have Carolyn Coman join us. Her books have received many awards including a Newbery Honor and Michael L. Printz Honor, as well as being National Book Award finalists. She has been on the faculty of the Vermont College and Hamline University MFA writing programs. Please share a little about your …

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September Author Spotlight

I’m excited to have award-winning author Phoebe Stone share her thoughts on this month’s author spotlight. Not only is Phoebe a prolific author, but she is an amazing painter, as well. Be sure to visit her website after viewing the beautiful photograph of her with a few of her paintings at the end of this post. Meanwhile, …

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August Author Spotlight

Next up is Rebecca Colby, a picture book author and poet from England. Before writing for children, Rebecca inspected pantyhose, taught English in Taiwan, worked for a Russian comedian and traveled the world as a tour director. We’ve included a link to a fun scavenger hunt at the end of this post, so be sure to …

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June Author Spotlight

Because June brings us halfway through this year of author spotlights, I have a special treat—a double delight if you will: two authors who released their beautiful turquoise-tinted young adult novels last year to great acclaim. Let’s get to it! Before becoming a children’s writer, Yvonne Ventresca wrote computer programs and taught others how to use technology. …

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May Author Spotlight

Stopping in today for our May Author Spotlight is prolific author Kathleen Benner Duble. Let’s get right to her words of wisdom and learn more about her award-winning books. Please share a little about your books.  I write historical fiction for middle schoolers and young adults. I love finding interesting ways to bring history alive for …

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April Author Spotlight

I’m thrilled to introduce you to Julie Fulton from all the way across the pond. Born and raised in Buckinghamshire, she lives in the UK! Julie excels in music as well as writing and has shared some fun and fascinating answers to my questions about her delightful picture book series. Please share a little about your books. My ‘Ever …

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