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Michelle Markel
Picture book author (fiction, non-fiction, biography), speaker and instructor. Art, love, beauty and social justice!
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Michelle Markel Jan 12
You don't have to be a Saundernista to enjoy this piece by Benjamin Nugent about the writing process. Works for any fiction writer.
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Anna Olswanger Jan 6
So nice to see OUT OF THIS WORLD: THE SURREAL ART OF LEONORA CARRINGTON by with art by Amanda Hall and ANYA'S SECRET SOCIETY by in "A Mighty Girl's 2019 Books of the Year":
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Melissa Stewart Dec 27
Today shares her fave nonfiction (and informational fiction) picture books of 2019: Congrats
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Anna Olswanger Dec 26
Amanda Hall, illustrator of OUT OF THIS WORLD by sent the Olswanger Literary gang this "icicle of hope for 2020."
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Michelle Markel Dec 26
Thank you for sharing, Kirsten. A breadth of topics and styles!
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Michelle Markel Dec 22
Replying to @cylev @evanturkart
Looks fabulous!
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Michelle Markel Dec 22
Happy to be in the collection!
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Michelle Markel Dec 20
Glad to see TERRIBLE TIMES TABLES in this cool collection of rhyming picture books!
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Michelle Markel Dec 20
Happy to see TERRIBLE TIMES TABLES in this great group of math books!
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Michelle Markel Dec 8
Replying to @PatZMiller
Yes, tastes and standards of judgment differ. In my experience, writers have different perspectives than librarians do.
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Anna Olswanger Nov 26
The Chris Beetles Gallery in London has just mounted the exhibition, "The British Art of Illustration 1865-2019," and one of the featured illustrators is Amanda Hall and her art for OUT OF THIS WORLD: THE SURREAL ART OF LEONORA CARRINGTON by :
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Michelle Markel Nov 22
Wonderful interview with my illustrator-collaborator, Amanda Hall
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Julie Danielson Nov 13
At 7-Imp today, Sydney Smith shares lots of early sketches and process images from SMALL IN THE CITY (plus, I have some final spreads as well): .
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Michelle Markel Oct 31
Happy Halloween from TERRIBLE TIMES TABLES!
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Michelle Markel Oct 29
For young people, on this subject can enlighten young students (and their teachers!) Should be part of the curriculum.
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Michelle Markel Oct 28
Replying to @cylev
So far. We’re not in the evac zone...yet. Thanks for your concern!
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Michelle Markel Oct 26
Take a peek at Amanda Hall's illustration process for The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau. First of three videos. 1
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Michelle Markel Oct 26
FYI My husband and I played exquisite corpse, long distance, with the illustrator Amanda Hall and her friend. They did the first two sections of the paper, covered them over, and mailed it to us to finish. Here's the result:
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Michelle Markel Oct 25
Replying to @TadlockReads
Shawny, thank you for letting me know! So glad to hear it. Do they know the surrealist activity Exquisite Corpse?
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Michelle Markel Oct 25
"Front matter" in adds drama before the story begins. Like the voiceover as the movie begins: Giant Squid by . Hummingbird by has a pre-story graphic + text that adds depth and perspective. I'm a fan!
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