4-Freelance Writing


Note: The illustration at the top of this page was created specifically for 7-Imp in
December 2012 by illustrator Susan Sorrell Hill. The original painting can be viewed here in her Etsy shop. Warm thanks to Susan.

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Blogging here at 7-Imp is a labor of love, but it has fortuitously brought about some freelance writing in my life as well:

Wild Things: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature, published by Candlewick Press and written with Betsy Bird and the late Peter D. Sieruta, was published in 2014. Here is our book’s website.



I review picture books for Kirkus Reviews. And for nearly a decade (2011 to 2019), I contributed weekly columns and Q&As at Kirkus as one of their children’s lit bloggers. You can visit this link to read those.



I write picture book reviews and occasionally conduct Q&As with picture book authors and illustrators for BookPage. You can see those writings here.



I write for the Horn Book in various capacities. I review for them, and I blog for them — and I’ve written some features for the magazine. Those writings are online here
at their site.



One of the places I write for at the Horn Book is their Calling Caldecott blog, which is a fab place to go if you like to read about picture books.



I write for Tennessee’s wonderful Chapter 16, a publication of Humanities Tennessee. Those pieces are here.

In 2016, I received the James Marshall Fellowship from the University of Connecticut and wrote about that experience here.

In 2007, I also co-authored some pieces for the Poetry Foundation’s website: