Write The Book podcast interviews our Amy Huntington, a watercolorist who’s not concerned about staying in the lines. https://writethebook.
Highlights: Her current favorite tool (after her fountain pen) is her watercolor pencil. And then PhotoShop. As the interviewer notes, there’s a lot of diversity in her stories, which reflects Amy’s desire to be able to show all kids [at the schools she visits] themselves in her books. Surround yourself with people illustrating and writing children’s books — her group of 4 illustrator-authors is invaluable!
Here’s a selection of her work from her blog. Enjoy! https://amyhuntington.
About Erzsi Deak
Erzsi Deak is the founder of Hen&ink Literary Studio, a writer, and an editor. With nearly 30 years of experience on the international stage, she is most happy connecting individuals around the globe who can make things happen – no matter where you find yourself or what hat you are wearing. She is an editorial agent, pushing her authors and illustrators to go the extra kilometer to achieve sometimes surprising insights and results. A two-time SCBWI Member of the Year awardee, she speaks on craft, “the market,” and current industry topics. She is pleased to announce that the new MAB Media will publish PERIOD PIECES: STORIES FOR GIRLS as one of its launch books in 2015. Her first picture book, PUMPKIN TIME! (Sourcebooks, 2014, illustrated by Doug Cushman) has just been picked up by the Scholastic Book Clubs. Thanks to technology, she can work from France and be in New York and London at the same time.