author interview

MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with William Palumbo, Author of “What’s in a Cloud?”
MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with William Palumbo, Author of “What’s in a Cloud?” 768 1024 Reader Views Kids
Children’s author William Palumbo knew he loved writing after winning a school poetry contest in the fifth grade. That early seed for storytelling was planted and resulted in his newest children’s picture book release, “What’s in a Cloud?” a beautiful rhyming read-aloud about a young girl’s playful imagination.    read more
Meet the Author! A conversation with Diana Tuorto, author of “Ms. Alberta: Feline Barn Manager”
Meet the Author! A conversation with Diana Tuorto, author of “Ms. Alberta: Feline Barn Manager” 1024 575 Reader Views Kids
Diana Tuorto is a Buffalo, NY-based children’s author. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English Writing and History, Diana is also an active animal rescue volunteer and serves as Vice President of a small non-profit horse rescue. She shares a small farm with her husband, horses, and cats.  read more
Meet the Author! A conversation with Cindy Lane, author of “Smelly Begins”
Meet the Author! A conversation with Cindy Lane, author of “Smelly Begins” 330 378 Reader Views Kids
Cindy Lane is a wife and mother of two grown sons and a teenage daughter within a blended family. She has been sharing and creating stories with hidden lessons both at home and in the workplace for years. read more
Meet the Author! A Conversation with Karen Donley-Hayes – Author of “Shoalie’s Crow”
Meet the Author! A Conversation with Karen Donley-Hayes – Author of “Shoalie’s Crow” 629 571 Reader Views Kids
A main focus in Karen Donley-Hayes’s writing has always been animals, particularly horses, with forays into the medical field. Her work has appeared in Dressage Today, Equus, Modern Horse Breeding, The Horse, Hunter & Sport Horse, The Chronicle of the Horse, and Horse Illustrated, The Saturday Evening Post online, Blue Lyra Review, and The Quotable, among others, and numerous medical journals and publications. Her work has been anthologized in Chicken Soup for the Soul-My Cat’s Life, The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home, and The Blue Lyra Review. She was a Pushcart Prize nominee for “Hens on a Porch” from Blue Lyra Review as well as for “Under Cover” from The Quotable. read more
MEET THE AUTHOR: A Conversation with Celia Straus – Author of Livy Little Honey Bee
MEET THE AUTHOR: A Conversation with Celia Straus – Author of Livy Little Honey Bee 683 1024 Reader Views Kids
Celia Straus has written hundreds of award-winning shows for television, receiving a 2020 Emmy nomination for Kids Speak Out, a YouTube series on Youth and the pandemic. For years she created and wrote the Emmy-winning Memorial Day Concert on PBS and ADL’s annual Concert Against Hate at the Kennedy Center. Her love for children and dedication to their well-being inspired her YA poetry trilogy, including the national bestseller Prayers on My Pillow, Ballantine 1998. With gifted illustrator Tina Salvesen, she writes children’s picture books, including the BoBo and Iris series. Celia and Tina are also the creators of If An Elephant Can Wear A Mask So Can You: Animal ABCs in both English and Spanish versions. Celia lives in Washington, DC with her husband when not visiting her two grown daughters and adored five grandchildren. read more
MEET THE AUTHOR! Getting to know Richard Harland, author of “Ferren and the Angel”
MEET THE AUTHOR! Getting to know Richard Harland, author of “Ferren and the Angel” 732 1024 Reader Views Kids
I was born in Yorkshire, England, then migrated to Australia at the age of twenty-one. I was always trying to write but could never finish the stories I began. Instead, I drifted around as a singer, songwriter and poet, then became a university tutor and finally a university lecturer. But after twenty-five years of writer’s block, I finally finished my first book, the cult horror novel, “The Vicar of Morbing Vyle.” read more