Monday, December 31, 2012

Meet the Author: Joanna Marple

Meet the author, Joanna Marple. Her many jobs have included working as a librarian, well-digger, educator, translator, school-builder, researcher but her favorite job is writing for children. Ms Marple is the author of Snow Games, an ebook published by uTales.

Today, Ms Marple will share with us her Fab Five!

What is your favorite book?

Charlotte’s Web

What is your favorite color crayon?


What is your favorite bird?


Who is your favorite superhero?

Dr Doolittle, I know he isn’t really a superhero, but he does have a super power, speaking to the animals!

Where is your favorite writing spot?

In bed.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Meet the Author: Tameka Fryer Brown

Meet children’s author, Tameka Fryer Brown.  Her books include, Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day, a lyrical story that celebrates the closeness and community of a multi-cultural neighborhood. My Cold Plum, Lemon Pie, Bluesy Mood is her second and soon to be released picture book. This story follows Jay as he explores a variety of colorful moods and learns how to deal with siblings and standing up for himself. You can learn more about Tameka Fryer Brown by visiting her website and facebook author page.

Today, Tameka Brown will share with her Fab five (+ 1)

Who is your favorite author?
Two picture book authors who repeatedly write books that I love (and am jealous that I didn't write) are Jacqueline Woodson and Kevin Henkes. Henkes because of the child-centric, laugh-out-loud humor in his stories; Woodson because of the emotional authenticity and depth she is able to convey in the sparsest text.


What is your favorite color crayon?
 My favorite color (Crayola) crayon is cerulean.

Where is your favorite writing spot?
Anywhere at home--as long as there is complete silence!
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Spending the weekend at my granny's house. She spoiled me all kinds of rotten.

What is your favorite bird? 
In reality, I'm afraid of birds, but I do love to look at pictures of parrots. They are so colorful...and talented, too!

What is your favorite hobby?
Writing. I've gotten fairly good at it.