I am so excited to tell the story of the legendary origin of the Bene Israel Jews of India along with Bene Israel artist Siona Benjamin.
On 1 June, 2022, Jen Jamieson (illustrator) and I will talk about our PB debut: Alone Together on Dan Street. We'll discuss all the steps that went into the making of the book debut, from idea [...]
Alone Together on Dan Street is included in Publishers Weekly's Kids' Titles That Put the ‘Holy’ in ‘Holiday’ https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/religion/article/88697-kids-titles-that-put-the-holy-in-holiday.html
From Publishers Marketplace: Erica Lyons's ZHEN YU AND THE SNAKE, pitched as a retelling of the famous story of Rabbi Akiva's daughter and the snake from the Talmud, set in Kaifeng, China in the 12th [...]
Can someone please write this guide? (Though admittedly I bought the pregnancy one and never cracked the cover.) I'm one year in since the sale of my first manuscript (Alone Together on Dan Street, Apples [...]
The idea that picture book writers should read 100/300/500 new traditionally published picture books to improve their craft is great advice, essential even. With envy, I view social media pictures of giant stacks of new [...]
My pandemic writing woes were answered in January 2021. I finally discovered STORYSTORM. This was perfect! I could easy jot down an idea even with the chaos of a city in extended lockdown mode (still [...]
How I Found My Agent (Part 2/3: Getting Directions) In 2015, I decided to do just that, learn how the industry operates. I joined SCBWI and joined an incredible SCWBI Hong Kong critique group. I [...]