In this post on my website blog, I wrote about a fantastic yet true-to-life book created by Judith Byron Schachner, of SKIPPYJON JONES fame.
|Original, 2005, the first of many.|
As the weekend approaches and I load books and supplies for my signing in Stoughton, Wisconsin on Syttende Mai, Norwegian Constitution Day, I'll share the post here. Judith was a featured faculty member at our Fall Wisconsin SCBWI (writers/illustrators) conference last October and shared her story about creating Yo, Vikings! She's as entertaining and genuine as a speaker as she is a talented author and illustrator. Sometimes, though, life drops a story in your lap. This appears to be especially true if your lap resides in Judith's household, apparently, and if the lap happens to be hers. I hope you'll enjoy reading more of what I mean, and of the true Viking/Norwegian spirit this book portrays.
Originally posted January 4, 2014 at website blog here.