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

Dreamwalks June 2020

The Starkeeper

Dreamwalkers, today we look to a fallen star and seek light in the darkness with the help of author/illustrator Faith Pray Faith’s a friend and fellow Dreamwalker. She’s stopping by to share the story behind her beautiful new picture book, The Starkeeper. This heart-changing story of hope is deeply healing. Please share it with your… Read more

The Rainbow

It’s time for our second promised post with artist, Lisa Sheets. Our conversation explores three new Covid-19 themed collages, plus a new surprise. This is more than an art show. It’s an art show and tell. Let’s dive in, Dreamwalkers. Welcome back, Lisa. Let’s start with The Rainbow. “The Rainbow” mixed media collage by Lisa… Read more

Bravo for DEAR BEAST

Dear Dreamwalkers. You’re in for a treat! I have such talented friends and colleagues at Erin Murphy Literary Agency. So I was lucky enough to snag both the author and the illustrator of a fabulous new chapter book for a fun interview. Drumroll please! Introducing Dear Beast by Dori Hillestad Butler Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry… Read more

Courageous Persistence

Dear Dreamwalkers, my good friend and fellow author Laurie Ann Thompson joins us today for a new Creative Conversation. Laurie’s beautiful award-winning children’s books offer future change-makers hope and inspiration, providing paths to a better world. Laurie was kind enough to introduce me to the amazing Ammi-Joan Paquette her agent, and now mine. Thanks, Laurie!… Read more

Art: Abundance of Caution

Dear Dreamwalkers. After seeing Lisa Sheets recent artwork, I asked if she’d swing by Dreamwalks to talk with me about her collages. We had so much fun exploring her collages together. This is the first of two posts, taking a deep dive into her artform. Welcome Lisa! Can you tell us how Abundance of Caution… Read more

Pathfinders Build Community

Welcome, Dreamwalkers. Today I invited my dear friend, Katherine Grace Bond, to talk about the paths that lead us out of Isolation to Community. Katherine’s been creating community for as long as I’ve known her. She’s an author, writing teacher, a bridge builder and a pathfinder. Today I asked her to share the background to… Read more

Spindle and Dagger

Today we’re going on an amazing Dreamwalk with Author J. Anderson Coats,whose newest novel SPINDLE AND DAGGER takes us on a treacherous journey to Medieval Wales. Candlewick Press, March 10, 2020 “This rich literary novel follows Elen, who must live a precarious lie in order to survive among the medieval Welsh warband that killed her… Read more

Searching For Mom

Dreamwalkers, I’m honored to have author, Sara Easterly here with us this month to talk about her new Memoir SEARCHING FOR MOM. Sara’s beautifully written memoir can be described as a story of adoption, but Sara broadens the conversation, speaking to the complexity of mother/daughter relationships. Her story invites us on a quest toward spiritual… Read more

Dead Max Comix, Book 1: The Deadening

Welcome to the first Creative Conversation for 2020! Find a comfy seat, lean in close, and eavesdrop in on our conversation. Today I’m talking with author/illustrator and comix creator, the indomitable Dana Sullivan Yay! Feel free to shake your tambourines Dreamwalkers! Some lucky Dreamwalker will win a signed copy of Dana’s Dead Max Comix, Book… Read more

Unknown Gifts

Welcome to Creative Conversations. Lean in close and eavesdrop on our latest chat about the creative process. Add your comments, too. We’d love to hear from you. Or curl up and relax and receive this gift from us to you. In this busy month of making and giving, I asked my good friend – author,… Read more