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Mar 10, 2019

The craziest path into a picture book career and why you shouldn’t try this at home … or anywhere else. Chris Robertson is this episode’s guest. We dive deep into his career path and the books he loves to create.

This week’s feature book is the new board book version of Where Do Pants Go? This story is going to...


Oct 24, 2018

Joe Bluhm is a storytelling artist who has spent his career putting himself in environments that allow him to grow as a creator. He has worked with the story legend William Joyce (THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE), the hockey star Zachary Hyman (THE MAGICIAN’S SECRET) and a picturebooking favorite...


Aug 29, 2018

Libraries, minimalism, art and travel … how can you not love the life Stevie Lewis is living!

We talk about her latest book LOST IN THE LIBRARY written by Josh Funk, her transition to a traveling lifestyle and finding fulfillment.

LOST IN THE LIBRARY is a picture book about Patience and Fortitude, the two lion...


Jun 6, 2018

Joe Sutphin and I talk about his path to becoming a children’s book illustrator whose work has been compared to Garth Williams.

You’ve seen Joe's art in the NY Times Bestselling novel Word of Mouse by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein, Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions by Sheila Grau and Raffie On The Run


Apr 10, 2017

Catia Chien is the illustrator of THINGS TO DO. This amazingly beautiful book combines Elaine Magliaro’s poems and Catia’s art to bring to life the small moments and secret joys of a child’s day. Catia and I chat about how she paints with light and texture, the importance of wide open days, life as a young...