Today I’m so thankful to Mary Robinette Kowal for featuring my picture book Summoning the Phoenix on her blog series My Favorite Bit! In this article, I talk about my poem “Magical Melody” (which inspired the book’s title) and how its format was changed because of the amazingly brilliant companion art by April Chu. I promised April that I would write something profound. Well, I’ll let you be the judge.
Picture book writers
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