Category Archives: Interviews

A Café Chat with Illustrator and Author Kelly Light, by Lori Ann Palma

As March slowly comes to an end and April begins, we grow closer to this year’s Pocono Retreat! Today, as part of our interview series with our fabulous faculty, I chat with Kelly Light. Kelly Light lives in New York but … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Executive Art Director, Designer, and Illustrator Giuseppe Castellano, by Lindsay Bandy

It’s Pocono Retreat Interview Season! Today we have our first faculty interview of 2017 with Giuseppe Castellano – an award-winning Designer, Illustrator, and Executive Art Director at Penguin Random House. Giuseppe also offers personal guidance for illustrators through classes and … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Marcus Sedgwick, by Lindsay Bandy + SAINT DEATH Giveaway!

I’m so happy to host author Marcus Sedgwick at the Eastern Penn Points Café today! He’s the winner of a Printz Award for MIDWINTERBLOOD and two Printz Honors for REVOLVER and THE GHOSTS OF HEAVEN, and his books have been … Continue reading

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PROOF OF LIES Giveaway, Weekend Wrap-Up & More! by Lori Ann Palma

TGIFriday! The last few weeks on Eastern Penn Points have been a whirlwind of magic, giveaways, upcoming events, and amazing interviews! In case you missed any of the action, or want to revisit some of our posts, check out the … Continue reading

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Chatting with EPA SCBWI-er KATE GARCHINSKY About Illustrating THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX (Released March 7)! by Anna Forrester

School Library Journal gave illustrator Kate Garchinsky’s debut, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE RED FOX (Boyds Mills Press, written by Laurence Pringle, illustrations by Kate Garchinsky) a starred review, saying: “Beginning on a snowy afternoon in February and ending in early autumn, … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with YA Author Diana Rodriguez Wallach (Plus Book Giveaway!) by Lori Ann Palma

Welcome back to the Eastern Penn Points Café! We’re so excited to have Diana Rodriguez Wallach joining us today. Diana is the author of the award-winning Amor and Summer Secrets series, a short story collection titled Mirror, Mirror, and has … Continue reading

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An Interview with Picture Book Author Anna Forrester, by Rachel Dougherty

I’m excited to introduce you to Anna Forrester, Philadelphia-based writer, adventurer, and science enthusiast. Between years spent teaching, designing landscapes for play, and writing for kids, Anna brings a uniquely well-rounded perspective to children’s lit. Some Eastern Penn Points readers may … Continue reading

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An Interview with Author Christine Kendall on Character and Intuition, by Anna Forrester

Christine Kendall lives and writes in Philadelphia. Her debut middle grade novel, RIDING CHANCE, was released by Scholastic in October, and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of ‘Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens.  “Troy is a kid with a passion. And dreams. … Continue reading

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A Café Chat with Matt Phelan by Adrienne Wright

  Good morning Matt, welcome to Eastern PennPoints Café. What would you like to drink? A bucket of coffee, please. Wow! Okay, would you like a pastry to go with it? Or maybe a big juicy red apple? I’ll pass … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Author/Illustrator Val Jones, by Lindsay Bandy

I’m so excited to have  local EPA SCBWI author/illustrator Val Jones in the Cafe today! If you’ve met her at an SCBWI event, you know just how lovable she is.  Her debut picture book, WHO WANTS BROCCOLI? is pretty lovable, … Continue reading

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