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Julie Artz: Book Coach and Author

Navigating Writing and Publishing with Book Coach Julie Artz  In this episode, Elisabeth interviews Julie Artz, a seasoned book coach and author who assists writers crafting empowerment and justice-driven stories. Julie discusses her journey from technical writing to book coaching, her services, and the importance of finding the right critique partners and support systems. She …

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Jerry Craft: Award-Winning Graphic Novelist, Author and Publisher

Jerry Craft: Award-Winning, #1 NYT Best-selling Author of New Kid, Class Act, School Trip and many more Jerry Craft has arguably done more for African American children’s literature as any modern author/publisher. His most well-known graphic novel trilogy, New Kids, Class Act, and School Trip, are relatable, educational, and fun for middle grade and up. Because they are …

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Rebecca Balcarcel: Middle Grade Novelist and Poet

Rebecca Balcarcel: Award-Winning Middle Grade Novelist and Poet Rebecca Balcarcel, award-winning middle grade novelist and poet takes us into her life through her work. Half Guatemalan, she believes in the importance of authenticity in writing. Her characters struggle with identity issues along with autism, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and even death. She believes that middle graders …

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Steven Salerno: Children’s Author and illustrator

Steven Salerno–Picture Book Author and Illustrator Picture book illustrator and author Steven Salerno has illustrated 37 picture books with 5 of these titles as both author & illustrator. His picture book story plots range from a young elephant learning to trumpet, to a female carrot who escapes from the vegetable bin to become a famous …

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