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

Dreamwalks November 2016

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

YA SCAVENGER HUNT

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors, and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each… Read more

Creative Conversations -THE VORTEX!

Welcome to Creative Conversations real-time discussions about the creative process. Today Janet’s talking with author/teacher Katherine Grace Bond We’re also celebrating Valentines and Black History month with a two book giveaways below. Janet: So, Katherine let’s take on THE VORTEX!! Katherine: Ah, The Vortex! I know it well, and used to fear it greatly. Janet:… Read more

OBSTACLES! FICTION MAGIC CARD # 5

Deb Lund’s Fiction Magic card drawing is back by popular demand! She’s agreed to draw card # 5 and share her wisdom with all of us who boldly (or not so boldly) face the blank page. Keep on dreaming Dreamwalkers. We’re here to help equip you for the journey ahead. We’ve also extended our giveaway… Read more

#NaNoWriMo Fiction Magic drawing # 4

Janet: I can’t believe we’ve reached the last #NaNoWriMo post. Congratulations to all of you who’ve devoted time and energy to your WIP this month. By popular demand, Dreamwalks will be hosting more Fiction Magic card posts and extending our giveaway out through mid-December so more writers have a chance to win Deb Lund’s brilliant… Read more