An Eye on the Water: Interview with Ronnie Farley

by Julie Chibbaro You’ve seen her shock of white hair like an aura of wisdom. If you live in Beacon, or anywhere along the New York State Watershed, you’ve seen Ronnie Farley. She is a known entity, a professional photographer, a published author, and a person who very much cares about our environment, though sometimes … Continue reading An Eye on the Water: Interview with Ronnie Farley

The Value of Creative Cross-Pollination: a Conversation with John Blesso

By Linda Pratt I have worked in children’s book publishing my whole adult life. In watching the careers of some of the most influential creators in our industry, there’s a common thread--a pushing of boundaries outside of the familiar. For example, Maurice Sendak was discovered by famed editor, Ursula Nordstrom through the window displays he … Continue reading The Value of Creative Cross-Pollination: a Conversation with John Blesso

Strong Bonds: The Writing Couple James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome

Where do I even begin to talk about the work produced by Lesa and James Ransome? As an author myself, I think of the process of writing and publishing books as a very slow one indeed. Except when I look at Lesa and James. I’m not supposed to compare myself, I know, I know. But … Continue reading Strong Bonds: The Writing Couple James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome

Don’t Do the Hustle: an Interview with Author Belinda McKeon

by Julie Chibbaro In a society where the dollar is everything, and our very existence depends on money, it’s often difficult for writers to find the time and resources to reach down deep to discover what we really want to say. This is a fact that I’ve been struggling with as an author, and it’s … Continue reading Don’t Do the Hustle: an Interview with Author Belinda McKeon

Joyce Carol Oates: Fantasized into Being

By Flora Stadler I was a runner for half my life. I loved the clarity it gave me. I could outrun the thoughts reeling through my head and clear a space for my mind to wander. In my 40s, my knees decided they’d had enough. So I felt a knowing pang when I read that … Continue reading Joyce Carol Oates: Fantasized into Being