Janet Lee Carey-Dreamwalks DreamWalks Janet Lee Carey Award-winning author of novels for children and young adults

Dreamwalks November 2017

Monster-a-Day Man Kevan Atteberry

Welcome to Creative Conversations. Today I’m talking with the author/illustrator and Mr. Monster-a-Day, Kevan Atteberry. In Bunnies!!! shirt and with me at his Puddles!!! book launch.                 We’ve known each other for years through our terrific SCBWI Western WA network and through our awesome literary agents Erin Murphy… Read more

Wendy Wahman Driven To Draw

Welcome to Creative Conversations. Today I’m talking with Wendy Wahman. Wendy is an award-winning illustrator who frankly admits she’s driven to draw. With a mile long list of clients from A-Z, (New York Times in the Ns) a long illustration career at the Seattle Post-Intellingencer, and a passion for children’s book illustration, we have a lot… Read more

Creative Conversation Agent Irene Kraas

Welcome to Creative Conversations: discussions about the creative process. Today I’m talking with my long-time friend, literary agent, Irene Kraas. Irene was my agent from 1998 until 2013 when she essentially retired and I began working with Ammi-Joan Paquette. Irene still takes on a small number of select new clients (see more on this at… Read more

World Building

I just finished teaching the World Building Master Class at Pacific Northwest Writers Conference.   There was so much to cover. Along with the info, I gave a number of examples from sci-fi and fantasy books by many authors. The workshop reminded me of the material I sent to fellow author and illustrator, Ruth Sanderson for… Read more

Doodle Power!

Welcome to Creative Conversations: discussions about the creative process. Today I’m talking with uber-cool author/illustrator Elizabeth Rose Stanton. Janet: I’ve been a longtime fan of Elizabeth Rose Stanton’s playful picture books. When I ran into her at a recent book signing, I got in line behind her to ask if she’d do a CC with… Read more

Say Yay to the Yaysayers

Welcome to Creative Conversations: discussions about the creative process. Today I’m talking with uber-talented Margaret Kellermann “Pay attention!” It’s what teachers say when you’re trying to nap. But it’s good to pay attention, even if you’d rather not. When Margaret Kellermann was 10 years old, she walked a mile through the snow with her brother… Read more

Deep Characterization

Dreamwalkers, today I thought I’d share Katherine Grace Bond’s recent interview with me on Deep Characterization. Katherine and I along with acting coach, Andrew Bond, will be teaching a number of exciting workshops around this theme in July at the Second Annual Full-Bodied Novel Retreat Register Katherine: Many people have been asking me what Deep… Read more

Art & Survival

Dreamwalkers, you’ve walked in on another Creative Conversation. You’re welcome to eavesdrop then comment below adding your thoughts to the conversation about Art and Survival. Today I’m talking with artist Gretchen Hansen Janet: Hi, Gretchen. I can’t draw worth beans, so I’m fascinated to hear more about the creative process from a visual artist’s perspective…. Read more

Dreamwalks Earth Day Offering

This year my Earth Day offering is forest restoration. Step into the excerpt from The Dragons of Noor below, enter to win a signed copy, and I get the delightful job of donating to Plant a Billion Trees for each person who enters. Random winner will be announced on Arbor Day. What could be better than… Read more

Art and Activism

Welcome to Creative Conversations: discussions about the creative process. Today I’m talking with author Chris Eboch about Art and Activism. Janet: Hi, Chris. So good to meet up with you today. What made you choose this subject? Chris: A lot of people have been suffering in recent months because of the political situation. Hate crimes… Read more