7:30 BELLS: Winter Bells ~ Announcing Six Upcoming Guest Bloggers

I'm thrilled to announce these six creatives--artists, poets, and authors--who will share what makes them ring, resonate, and feel alive. This winter 7:30 BELLS will feature two guest bloggers per month, on the second and fourth Tuesdays. And here they are . . .

Lauren Wohl
December 9

The author of the picture book, The Eighth Menorah, Lauren L. Wohl has worked in children’s book publishing throughout her adult life. Now a consultant, Wohl works with publishers, a literary agency, 
and mentors in a MFA program.     

Holly Schindler
December 23

Holly Schindler's four books, including Feral and The Junction of Sunshine and Luckyhave received many awards, including starred reviews in Booklist and Publishers Weekly. They've won silver and gold medals in ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year, and the IPPY Awards.

Nikki Grimes
January 13

New York Times bestselling author Nikki Grimes is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her many books include theALA Notable book What is Goodbye? and the Coretta Scott King Award winner Bronx Masquerade.

Linda Robertson
January 27

The Methow Conservancy published adult poet Linda Robertson's Letters from Julia, a fine press book designed by Ed Marquand at the renowned Paper Hammer Studio. Robertson is completing her MFA from Chatham University.

Brent Hartinger 
February 10

Brent Hartinger is a prolific author and playwright whose 2003 gay teen novel Geography Club
was a feature film released in November 2013. His tenth novel, The Thing I Didn't Know I Didn't Know
 will be released December 15, 2014. 

Iskra Johnson
February 24

Iskra Johnson's "restless and experimental" nature has led her to flourish as a fine artist, printmaker, photographer and lettering designer. Widely exhibited, Johnson is represented by SAM Gallery, Prographica, and Bainbridge Arts & Crafts.