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

Dreamwalks March 2017

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

Reflections on Revision

Welcome to Creative Conversations. Today author Helen Landalf and I are meeting up to share our Reflections on Revision. Let’s dig into the process and see how writing style reflects lifestyle choices as we revise our work. Janet: Hi Helen. After reading some of your interesting blog posts on revision, I thought it would be interesting to… Read more

Creating a Supportive Art Community

Welcome to Creative Conversations. Today I’m talking with artist/photographer Heidi Pettit about fashioning a Supportive Community to help your creative life thrive. Heidi and I began Artemis years ago, and it’s been crucial to us both. We have a lot to talk about, and though this is about a particular supportive art group, I hope our… Read more

Synchronicity

Welcome to Creative Conversations: discussions about the creative process. Today I’m welcoming back the multi-talented author/illustrator Molly Blaisdell.                                                       photo credit: Alan Bryant Molly and I decided to talk… Read more

Minding Your Dreams

Welcome to Creative Conversations–discussions about the creative process. Today Janet talks with award-winning author, and emerging sculptor, Dia Calhoun. Taken on The Bridge of Glass outside the Museum of Glass in Tacoma Dia’s books Janet: Hi Dia. We’ve talked a lot about the creative process over the years, and it’s always interesting to hear your… Read more

Brave Beginnings

Welcome to Creative Conversations –real-time discussions about the creative process. Today Janet talks with Dori Hillestad Butler, Edgar Award-winning author of 50 books for children. Janet: Hi Dori. What’s on your mind today? Dori:  New projects! I just finished up book 10 in my Haunted Library series a couple of weeks ago. That’s the last… Read more

Changing Momentum

Welcome to Creative Conversations—real-time discussions about the creative process. Today Janet and artist, Lisa Sheets will explore the next burning topic: Changing Momentum. (Lisa and faithful dog Yuki) Hi, Lisa. I’ve got my small glass of wine on my desk, and a view of your beautiful new website with multiple pages, like gallery rooms, devoted… Read more

Career Cycles

Welcome to Creative Conversations—real-time discussions about the creative process. Today I’m talking with fellow author Janni Lee Simner. The subject? Career Cycles: Intensity, Burnout, and Regrouping. Do you see yourself in one of these three career stages? Do you feel trapped in Intensity or Burnout? Take heart; Janni Lee Simner is about to launch fearlessly… Read more

Welcome Karen Cushman!

This month Dreamwalks grabbed the chance to interview award-winning author Karen Cushman! Karen graciously agreed to stop by during her busy book launch schedule to answer some questions about her new release, Grayling’s Song  Clarion Books, June 7, 2016 Hardcover ISBN 978-0544301801 It’s time for Grayling to be a hero. Her mother, a “wise woman”—a… Read more

Art and the Crucible

Welcome to Creative Conversations, moving beyond interviews to real-time discussions about the creative process. Today Janet’s talking with author/teacher Molly Blaisdell. Molly writes fiction and nonfiction picture books, middle grade, and YA. Children’s Book Gallery. YA here. She shares writing and creative tips weekly on Seize the Day. And creates terrific chickens. Facebook The Chickens… Read more