“This loving picture book about a young Malaysian boy who defies gender expectations will make hearts warm and stomachs hungry. With beautifully vibrant illustrations of a traditional nyonya kitchen, Boys Don’t Fry is a heartfelt celebration of family, culture, and traditions—both old and new.” Author’s name: Kimberly Lee Illustrator’s name: Charlene Chua  Other book titles: What if?Continue reading “TAKE 5 WITH KIMBERLY LEE”


Author’s name: Connie Bergstein Dow Illustrator’s name: Debbie Palen Other book titles: 1. “From A to Z with Energy!” (Free Spirit Publishing) 2. “Beastie Jamboree” (Young Dragons Press)  3. “One, Two, What Can I Do? Dance and Music for the Whole Day” (Redleaf Press) 4. “Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn!” (Redleaf Press) What is your upcomingContinue reading “TAKE 5 with CONNIE B. DOW”

TAKE 5 with Kim-Hoa Ung

Author’s name: Kim-Hoa Ung Illustrator’s name: Kim-Hoa Ung What is your upcoming book title? A GIFT FOR NAI NAI Date of release: December 5th, 2023 Preorder or Order link:     https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250871596/agiftfornainai https://www.shoponceuponatime.com/signed-books-kim-hoa-ung (for signed copies) Publisher: Macmillan – Feiwel & Friends Agent: Miranda Paul Agency: Erin Murphy Literary Agency Hometown: Los Angeles, California “LynContinue reading “TAKE 5 with Kim-Hoa Ung”

TAKE 5 with Anna Lazowski

Dark Cloud is a lyrical story about a young girl who visualizes a dark cloud representing her depression as a way of coping with her feelings. The imagery in the words and in the illustrations capture the reality of depression perfectly. Author’s name: Anna Lazowski Illustrator’s name: Penny Neville-Lee Other book titles: T. Rexes Can’tContinue reading “TAKE 5 with Anna Lazowski”


Author’s name: Mary Munson Illustrator’s name: Kate Talbot What is your book title? Love Will Turn You Around Date of release: 4/5/2023 Preorder or Order link:    https://www.amazon.com/Love-Will-Turn-You-Around/dp/1957655011/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2T05L9X7Q92JE&keywords=love+will+turn+you+around+mary+munson&qid=1681854070&sprefix=LOve+will+turn+you%2Caps%2C492&sr=8-1 Publisher: Gnome Road Publishing Hometown: Rocky Hill, Connecticut When Heart feels all wrong, his friends want to help him turn things around. But when he can’t rollContinue reading “TAKE 5 WITH MARY MUNSON”

Introducing My New Feature: Take 5

I am excited to introduce my new blog feature, TAKE 5, where picture book authors answer five questions about their books/lives and advise on all sorts of matters, from publishing to what places everyone should visit. You might be surprised by some of your author friends’ answers! As a bonus, I will offer an activityContinue reading “Introducing My New Feature: Take 5”