I have had more fun than I could’ve ever imagined on this journey to publication. The KidLit community has be so generous with reviews, praise, interviews, invitations to their blogs, and much more. I never want to forget any of these wonderful opportunites or how much I’ve learned along the way. So I’ve gathered it here . . . mainly as a convenient way for me to relive these memories, but also, for any of you who would like to know more about my book or my journey. And for those interested in writing for children, I’ve included a few posts that I wrote to share what I’ve learned. Happy browsing 😀
First—Miscellaneous Fun Stuff
There Was An Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight was named Best of Rhyme 2015 in conjunction with the Rhyming Picture Book Revolution. While I was in NYC accepting the award, Julie Gribble of KidLit TV asked me to be a part of their Read Out Loud series. My reading is below. Want to hear other authors in the Read Out Loud series? Click HERE.
Click HERE to listen as Dana Perino reads A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE on Fox News for storytime.
My Celebridot for National Dot Day. Learn all about National Dot Day HERE. See more Celebridots HERE.
The 2105 Picture Book Oscars with Corey Rosen Schwartz
DRAGON Wins Best Adapted Screenplay
The Call: A Bit Like Oz (When I Sold My First Picture Book)
A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale
Tara Lazar-Interview with Tricia Lawrence, Penny’s Agent
Picture Book Builders-Interview
Vivian Kirkfield-Royal Reporter Special Behind-the-Scenes Interview and Recipe
GROG Guest Post with Penny-Poetry/Picture Book Connection
This Kid Reviews Books-Book Review
Susanna Leonard Hill-Perfect Picture Book Friday
Jama’s Alphabet Soup-Interview and Recipe
Laura Sassi-Kid Review and 5 questions from the kids for Penny
Kirsti Call, Writer’s Rumpus-Interview
Think Quick with Carrie Charley Brown
There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight
Penny Parker Klostermann’s Path to Publication
Speed Interview-The Children’s Book Review
Author Spotlight on KidLit411
Happy Birthday Author—Penny Parker Klostermann – March 8
What It’s Like to be a Picture Book Debutante with Penny Parker Klostermann
Penny Parker Klostermann: LET’S GET BUSY PODCAST
What Came First? The Dragon or the Verse?
Penny Parker Klostermann: There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight: A School Visit
Why Picture Books Are Important: National Picture Book Month
YO, Y’all! Welcome To The House And Welcome Penny Parker Klostermann!!
Dragon Heads to Italy With Renée LaTulippe at No Water River
Review and Interview at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Today’s Little Ditty Spotlight
Picture Book Builders
A Grand Celebration on the EMU’s Debuts Blog With These Fun Posts!
There Was an Old Dragon, and he’s HERE
Interview with Maria Modugno, Editor of There Was an Old Dragon by Penny Parker Klostermann
What would YOU feed a hungry dragon?
Interview with THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON Illustrator Ben Mantle
Dragon Versus Knight! The Age-Old Fight…
Celebrate our last day of launching THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT by Penny Parker Klostermann! Meet Marvelous EMLA Agent, Tricia Lawrence (plus a couple of dogs!)
Carrie Charley Brown: Two-part interview that starts at Carrie On…Together, then continues to REFOREMO (Reading For Research Month)
Fun Interview on Henry Herz’s Blog
Laura Sassie at Laura Sassi Tales: Three Extension Activities to Use With THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT.
Article and Audio Interview-KACU: Abilene Christian University
I’m an Abilene Public Library Super-User
Perfect Picture Book Friday: Susanna Leonard Hill
Kid Lit Reviews
The Picture Book Review
Front Porch Librarian
This Kid Reviews Books
26 Books You Won’t Want to Miss: Brightly
Sharing What I’ve Learned
GUEST POST: “Henny Penny and Penny Lenny” by Penny Parker Klostermann
ReFoReMo (Reading For Research) Day 18: Penny Klostermann Highlights the Opening Act
“I’ve Always Wanted to Write a Picture Book”-Getting Started
Writing In Reverse
The Fun of a Pun-Guest Post on My Word Playground: Lynne Marie’s Blog
Off to Grandma’s House-Trusting the Illustrator
If the shoe fits…it may end up at the castle
You Are the Band: Writing Rhyming Picture Books Likened to a One-Man/Woman Band
A Bit About Buttons!
I have a poem title Buttons that is published in The Poetry Friday Anthology For Celebrations. Don’t miss this delightful post at Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup!