Writer of Children's Books

  • Fri
    Oct 28
    12:00 pm -
    1:00 pm
  • Mon
    Oct 31
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Delia Ray on "Here Lies Linc"

Here Lies LincWriters' Voices gets into the Halloween mood with a conversation with Young Adult book author, Delia Ray. Her most recent book, "Here Lies Linc", a Junior Library Guild Selection, tells what happens when young Lincoln Crenshaw Jr. investigates a mysterious curse connected with an ominous statue in a nearby cemetary. Along the way, Linc discovers another haunting mystery lurking in his own family’s past.

A graduate of the Radcliffe Publishing Course, Delia Ray wrote two nonfiction books while working as an editor in Seattle.  "A Nation Torn: The Story of How the Civil War Began" earned the Bank Street College Children’s Book of the Year Award. The New York Public Library selected "Behind the Blue and the Gray: The Soldier’s Life in the Civil War" for inclusion in Books for the Teen Age.  "Singing Hands", Delia’s historical novel about her deaf grandfather, was named Best Book for Young Adults by the American Library Association.  Her book "Ghost Girl", set in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the Depression, was nominated to the final master lists for Children’s Choice awards in six states.

Jill Esbaum

 

 

Sleepytime with Grandpa D welcomes noted children's book author Jill Esbaum.

Author of favorites like Stanza, Stink Soup and Estelle Takes a Bath, Jill will speak later this week at the Fairfield Public Library.

Tonight we will ask Jill about her motivation to write her books and how she balances writing tme with her busy life on the farm.