Process, Goals, Dreams...

Do you set illustrating/art goals? If so, what do they look like?

My main goal is simply to grow with every book; I just want to feel like I’m always pushing forward…

I enjoyed chatting with Francine Puckly of 24 Carrot Writing, about all kinds of writing-related things — process and goals, working with an editor, managing a career, making personal connections at Nerd Camps and SCBWI...

the interview is here!

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Book Talk

I could chat with John Schumacher, aka @MrSchuReads, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic, about books for hours— so chatting with him about my own book on his blog is a special honor!

Mr. Schu: Hello, Deborah Freedman! Thank you for returning to Watch.Connect.Read. to celebrate Carl and the Meaning of Life. I love everything about this beautiful picture book—the case cover, barcode, paper, story, heart. EVERYTHING! Thank you for always putting your heart on the page.

Deborah Freedman: Thank you for this! Putting one’s heart on the page is a scary thing, so when I send love out to readers and then am lucky enough to have it returned… it means the world to me…

Read the rest of our conversation about Carl and The Meaning of Life today — at WATCH. CONNECT. READ.

 
 

Chatting about This House, Once

In anticipation of the publication of This House Once, I had the honor of chatting recently with two wonderful picturebook friends about my newest book. We talked about things like inspiration, making one's home an art-friendly environment, and if I weren't writing books, what would I be doing? You can read those interviews here:

©Deborah Freedman 2017,  This House, Once , Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

©Deborah Freedman 2017, This House, Once, Atheneum Books for Young Readers.