Posts tagged ‘editor’


We Barefoot editors refer to our book projects as our babies. So you can imagine how proud I am to have just brought a trio of beautiful book babies into the world! I had the privilege of working with an incredible team—storytellers Hugh Lupton and Daniel Morden, illustrator Carole Hénaff, and editor-in-chief Tessa Strickland—to create our brand-new Greek Myths series. Want to learn a little bit more about how we brought these ancient myths to life for a young audience? Read on for some fun behind-the-scenes tidbits.


Global Sales Associate Taylor Coley and I recently took a trip to sunny Anaheim, California to attend the 2012 American Library Association Annual Conference. It was too great an adventure to embark on alone. So we brought Cleo the Cat along for the ride!


A few weeks ago, I had the great pleasure of traveling to the bayous of Houma, Louisiana to give a talk at the Jambalaya Writers’ Conference to a group of aspiring children’s book authors and illustrators. Being a Southern girl to the bone and a former resident of that sweaty, wonderful part of the country, I could not wait to get back to Louisiana to run my mouth about my favorite subject: picture books!


Today, we are excited to share with you the first in a series of posts highlighting members of the Barefoot Books team. Kate DePalma*, our US Desk Editor, can put a smile on anybody’s face with her infectious charm and fun, outgoing personality. She has worked on several of our newer bestselling titles, including The Snow Queen and award-winner Lola’s Fandango. Read on to learn more about Kate and her work at Barefoot Books!


Today, we’re excited to share more about our new Monster Stories series with you. Our Young Fiction Editor, Katie Livesey, recently visited a class of six-year-olds and read The Terrible Chenoo: A Story from North America to them. Read on for the children’s reaction to this fun, colourful tale, as well as Katie’s reasons why our Early Readers are the perfect tool to hone early literacy skills. In her words…