Episode 198: 2016 SCBWI
Once again, Rae Ann Parker and the rest of the team at the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators invited the Library Police out to meet some of the talented authors and illustrators attending this year. Josh and Dietrich got the chance to sit down with author Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, who has made a career of bringing history to life for kids, spent a few minutes gushing with Josh about Hamilton, and explained how she learned why an oven is not an effective suicide tool. Next, they get to speak with Jill Santapolo, who has not only become a well-established author in her own right, but is an experienced editor. Jill talks with Josh about the line between editing and writing, how her broad experience has helped her with her teaching, and how awesome laminators are. Finally, illustrator and Grand-PooBah (as Josh labels her) Mary Uhles joins the pair to talk about they joy she finds in studying Pixar frame by frame, the challenges in illustrating a poetry compilation, and how she does and does not coordinate with authors while illustrating a children's book. It's always a joy to come to SCBWI, and we'd like to thank everyone involved for making it happen. If you have questions or comments, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.