I Heart Jarrett J. Krosoczka...
Not only does Jarrett Krosoczka do wonderful books, he also does wonderful presentations. Here are some highlights and some things I learned about Jarrett:
- Before he was published, the guy at the post office loved the "wicked good pictures"on his promo postcards.
- He, like so many of the other speakers thus fars, stressed the importance of giving ideas time to develop.
- He says he can't separate writing and illustrating--they're all part of the same process for him.
- As a child, he loved the Smurfs
- He was raised by his grandparents.
- The first book he wrote (as a kid) was called The Owl Who Thought He Was the Best Flyer.
- He worked at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for kids with cancer and other incurable diseases.
- He says the happiest day of his life was his first book signing.
- He showed a film about the trails and triumphs of the creative life staring Jarrett J. Krosoczka as himself. (He's not just an author/illustrator--he's an actor!) The film can be found on his website.