Posted by viviankirkfield
WILL WRITE FOR COOKIES
INSIGHT – INFORMATION – INSPIRATION
SUSANNA LEONARD HILL
When I started blogging back in 2011, a friend steered me to Susanna’s website. “She loves picture books, too,” my friend told me. I hopped over and discovered one of the kindest, smartest, sweetest, most generous kid lit mentors in the world!
Her picture book writing class was the first one I ever took…what an amazing foundation she gave to me! Her writing contests are legendary. Her Monday Fun-day writing prompts and Would You Read it Wednesday pitch picks encourage us to exercise our writing muscles.
I met her for the first time at the NESCBWI conference in April…what a thrill to be able to give her a hug in person.
For those of you who may not know Susanna, I grabbed a bit from her website about page.
Susanna began writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She used to lie on the kitchen floor and ask her mom how to spell things. She wrote her first book in 2nd Grade. It is called The Girl and The Witch and she will read it to you if she comes to visit your school!
Her first published book was The House That Mack Built, released by Little Simon in 2002
And the rest is history. She has published almost a dozen more books…including the wildly popular Punxsutawney Phyllis series and has many more coming down the pike. I know you are all going to be thrilled with this post because Susanna wanted to share a bit about how she gets her ideas.
I’m excited to welcome her…take it away, Susanna!
Thanks so much for stopping by Vivian’s blog today!
As many of you know, I have the privilege of visiting a number of blogs this month as I introduce some new books to the world. Vivian kindly invited me to join her for cookies… an invitation I will never turn down … and we decided that it might be fun to talk about where ideas come from. Read the rest of this entry →