Thursday, November 21, 2019
Jill Esbaum writes nonfiction for National Geographic that includes a picture book, Animal Groups, and titles in the following series: Little Kids Big Book of (4), Angry Birds Playground (4), Picture the Seasons (5), and Explore My World (9). Hot off the press is another picture book with Nat Geo, We Love Babies! Her first historical fiction picture book, Jack Knight’s Brave Flight, will be published by Calkins Creek in 2022.
Jill created a group blog of fellow picture book writers and illustrators called Picture Book Builders (www.picturebookbuilders.com), teaches writing at conferences around the country, and co-hosts (with Linda Skeers) the Whispering Woods Picture Book Writing Workshop each summer. Find more information at her website, www.jillesbaum.com
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Here's your chance to win your very own autographed copy of one of the Nonfic Chicks' books!
Just click on the Rafflecopter button on the website and you will be entered to win. Come back each day until December 7 to get more chances to be a winner.
Be sure to visit December 1 - 7 when the blog will feature these books and their author's inspiration.
Lucky winners will be announced December 7!
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Traci Sorell, author of the Siebert Award Winning book We are Grateful, will join NF Fest to discuss Writing from an Informed Cultural Point of View. Traci will share her passion of writing stories for young people and her mission to add to the canon of literature showing that Native Nations and their citizens still exist and thrive in the world today.
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Thursday, November 14, 2019
Award-winning author Cynthia Levinson was in high school when Audrey Faye Hendricks marched to jail. When Cynthia met Audrey forty-five years later, she knew she had to write The Youngest Marcher. Cynthia spent more than three years interviewing marchers and researching the events. She’s also written nonfiction middle-grade books, including Fault Lines in the Constitution, which are widely researched. We are thrilled that this NF Fest author is sharing her secrets on keeping track of your research.
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Friday, November 8, 2019
Donna Janell Bowman is the author of award-winning nonfiction books for young readers, including Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness, Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words, and the recently released King of the Tightrope: When the Great Blondin Ruled Niagara. According to Donna, “crafting an irresistible 32-48-page picture book biography is like carving a giant Redwood tree down to an 8×10 picture frame.” Lucky for us, this NF Fest author will be sharing her thoughts on choosing the structure for your picture book biography.
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Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Nancy Tuminelly enjoys world travel, cooking, gardening, and being with family, friends, and her grand dog, Louie. She has been in the publishing field for over three decades, wearing many hats from product conception to marketing and sales. Nancy is passionate about creating content that makes a difference in young readers’ lives. We look forward to Nancy’s tips on what an editor looks for in a NF book proposal during NF Fest this year! http://www.mightymediapress.com/
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