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Finding Your Book in a Foreign Language

It’s always fun to find your book translated into a language you don’t speak, even a little bit. Leaping Lemmings has been translated into German (my great-grandparents were fluent) and … Continue reading

January 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hilarious Picture Book Lands on Several Best of the Year and Holiday Lists

ALBANY, N.Y. – Dec. 19, 2016 – PRLog — Several notable media outlets have awarded Leaping Lemmings!, written by John Briggs and illustrated by Nicola Slater, spots on their “Best … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Schenectady Today Interview: Leaping Lemmings

Host Ann Parillo asks me about my picture book Leaping Lemmings!, as well as lemmings themselves, on Schenectady Today. Check out the artwork, the story behind the book, and some … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Leaping Lemmings (Officially) Released Today

Larry and company make the leap into bookstores! Regular readers of this blog have heard about Leaping Lemmings! for months now. This brightly colored picture book with a cogent message … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

How Putting Together a Picture Book Is Like Managing a Baseball Team

When I was a kid, I was passionate about two things: baseball and reading. There were summers where I barely missed a Phillies game on the radio. I either watched … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Getting Your Book Published: Labor, Luck or Kismet?

Every time somebody says, “Things happen for a reason,” I say, “Yeah, but it doesn’t have to be a good reason.” I’m not exactly a believer in what you’d call … Continue reading

June 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hidden Meanings in a Story Every Author Finds

Finding messages and meanings in your story you didn’t know were there. Remember that high school or college English class where a student pointed out some hidden meaning in a … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · Leave a comment