About

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Welcome to my website. Thank you for stopping by.

Please navigate using the tabs at the top to read my blog and find out all about my books. And stay tuned for information about my school visits and conference presentations.

I blog about all things picture book. Reviews of classic stories and current ones. Interviews with authors and illustrators. Plus posts on the craft of writing and the journey to become a published author. I host the #50PreciousWords Contest every March and the #50PreciousWordsforKids International Writing Challenge in May.

When I was younger, I stayed up till 3am reading books – now I stay up till 3am writing them.

My favorite story character: Pollyanna because she could always find something to be glad about and I was the same way…and still am. 

My writing motto: Magic Happens When You Make Every Word Count.

And my life mantra: Never be too busy to offer an encouraging word, a sympathetic shoulder, and a hand up.

MY BOOKS:

PIPPA’S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, February 12, 2019) illus by Jill Weber

FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (PomegranateKids, March 15, 2019) illus by Mirka Hokkanen

SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, May 1, 2019) illus by Chris Ewald

MAKING THEIR VOICES HEARD: THE INSPIRING FRIENDSHIP OF ELLA FITZGERALD AND MARILYN MONROE (Little Bee Books, Spring 2020) illus by Alleanna Harris

FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD MOVES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Fall 2020) illus by Gilbert Ford

MY UPCOMING EVENTS:

November 24, 2018: Story and Craft at The Book Cellar in Nashua, NH

February 24-26, 2019: Australia/NZ SCBWI Conference in Sydney, Australia

March 18, 2019: New Zealand SCBWI in Auckland, NZ

May 3-5: NESCBWI Conference in Springfield, MA

June 20-25: American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington DC

Questions? Please email me: viviankirkfield@gmail.com

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