In our newest episode, we talk with Andrés Cosarinsky Campos about his nonfiction picture book Kaimiloa. Illustrated with dynamic brush and ink artwork by Inês da Fonseca, Kaimiloa uses surfing to teach readers about subjects such as wave formation and conservation.Our discussion covers topics from the joy of collaboration to having faith in your project. Andrés’ first book, Sobre Tormentas y Tornados or About Storms and Tornadoes, became part of the national reading program in Mexico. More about him and his current work can be found at Richmond Young Writers 2020 Picture Book Project, including the book Phil illustrated, can be be seen at
Betsy Bird, the amazing librarian, podcast host, and author, joins us to pull the curtain back on the mysterious machinations that power libraries. We discuss the many ways libraries discover new titles, acquire books, and work with indie authors.In this episode, Betsy mentions indie publisher Path Press, Indie Author Day, and Biblioboard. We also talk about Library Journal’s daily newsletter BookPulse (that we accidentally misidentify as Book Life).
In this week’s episode, we speak with Christina Newhard, writer and designer behind Sari-Sari Storybooks. She writes bilingual books highlighting the islands and peoples of the Philippines.We cover a wide range of topics from the importance of representation, sharing regional folk tales, and working with collaborators. In the second half we get into how to run a successful kickstarter campaign, public relations and media coverage.Sari-Sari Storybooks can be purchased at or Arkipelago Books. Christina mentions taking a PR workshop through PapaLoDown. Our music is by
In this episode we speak with Bonnie Lemaire, an illustrator with fifteen years of experience in indie publishing. In that time, she’s illustrated A TON of books. How many? We’ll let her tell you.Bonnie also discusses how she guides writers through the illustration process and balancing multiple projects at once.Her enthusiasm for the work is infectious.Bonnie mentions the Facebook group “Children's Book Authors and Illustrators: Publishing, Marketing and Selling”, and is a member of the Canada East chapter of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Her work can be seen on her website, music is by
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