Creating a Picture Book as a Community of Collaborators is the subject of a talk recently featured in Beyond Storytime, an internet radio show part of the National Writing Project. In it, author Ruth K. A. Devlin, editor Amy Bauman and I discuss the process we used to develop the book and the way in which we dealt with the inevitable challenges of publishing a children’s book in the middle of a pandemic. You can find a recording here.
Host Christina Cantrill was able to get us to talk about these interesting creative quandaries: How do you prioritize when there are so many choices? How can an editor help authors? How do you communicate well enough to ensure success?