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

Dreamwalks March 2020

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

Growing Up Gorilla by Clare Hodgson Meeker

Dreamwalks welcomes the ever-talented Clare Hodgson Meeker this month! We’re joining Clare’s blog tour celebrating her newest book that just came out with Millbrook Press “With fewer than one hundred thousand western lowland gorillas left in the world, every gorilla birth is important.” Janet: Welcome, Clare. I just finished reading Growing Up Gorilla: How a… Read more

SQUEAK! with Laura McGee Kvasnosky

This month Dreamwalks is thrilled to welcome the amazing author/Illustrator Laura McGee Kvasnosky Laura’s stopping by to share her newest book with us. Praise for Squeak! “The text is melodic and vivid [and] a joy to read aloud . . . A surefire hit for storytime, one-on-one reading, and gift giving.” — Booklist (starred review)… Read more

Confessions of an Artist

Dearest Dreamwalkers, this lovely article by Margaret Kellermann — first published in Senior News, Eureka, California — is Dreamwalker gold. Can you relate? Admitting: The First Step Hi, I’m Margaret, and I’m an artist. I’ve had this… addiction … for 50-some years. It started in my family of origin. My mom — a recovering kindergarten… Read more

Nobody Sane Writes a Novel

This month, Laura Moe, author of BREAKFAST WITH NERUDA, takes a Dreamwalk with us, sharing her characters, her process, and offering some Dreamwalker a signed copy of one of her new books. Nobody sane writes a novel, and it takes a special kind of crazy to craft a series. When I wrote my YA debut,… Read more

When to Speak About Your Story

Sometimes there’s a feeling of depletion when I send a novel off. New story ideas float around, but none feel strong because I don’t feel strong. I’ve learned when this happens to wait. To make no demands on myself. I was looking over my notes today and found something I’d written a while back when… Read more