Some Fun Questions

The favorite part of my author visits, whether in-person or virtual, is Question Time. The ager hands waving to be called on, the earnest queries. The virtual visits I’ve switched to due to the pandemic actually make it easier to hear questions and to see  the questioner’s face close-up.            … Read more »

Yay for Technology!

When I read one of my stories during an author visit, I love seeing the bright eyes trained on the big screen as students sit crosslegged on the gymnasium floor. And I relish hearing the giggles when one of my characters says something silly. But hey, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, so what are ya gonna do? Turn… Read more »

How Can I Help?

As a children’s book author, I often talk in classrooms about my writing process, how to enliven writing, and other topics depending on the age group. Trying to think how I could volunteer during this crisis when students are confined to their homes, I had an IDEA!! I can still answer questions or correspond with individual or groups… Read more »

Smiles Wanted

During this real-life science fiction novel we’re all living in, this year’s Passover will be celebrated in disparate ways. Since my picture book Paulie’s Passover Predicament was first published, I’ve loved hearing about families reading it as part of their gatherings. This year, with many families apart, children and relatives can still share the paperback via videochat or through Audible… Read more »

Doubling An Author’s Joy

Letters from readers are always a joy, but when they’re accompanied by artwork depicting scenes of one of my books, the joy is doubled. I suppose one could say they reflect compound interest! But I’m digressing, as I play with budgetary puns… Recently, a teacher sent me a packet of illustrated letters from her students, who… Read more »

New Agency

I’m very pleased to report that I am now being represented by the KirchoffWohlberg Literary Agency. I’ve had terrific conversations with my agent, Ron Zollshan, and am looking forward to our collaboration. Below is the write-up about moi on the agency website: JANE SUTTON Jane Sutton is the author of 7 picture books, 3 middle grade novels,… Read more »

Dedication # 10

Book # 10 is a rhyming personalized picture book for Hanukkah by Hallmark in which the purchaser chooses the recipient’s name, gender, hair style, hair color, skin color and eye color. Hence, the dedicatee is always different. I ordered one for my then 101 year old dad, Milton, whose hairstyle was “none.” He was tickled by… Read more »

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Best wishes for 2020 – here’s to happiness, health, and harmony for all earth’s inhabitants, including you! Below are 3 inhabitants of this planet who bring their Grammy oodles of joy.

Happy NOLA Surprise

I did not expect to find my Passover book with a moose protagonist in New Orleans. But the public library system has 7 copies of Paulie’s Passover Predicament! Two copies of Don’t Call Me Sidney, too! Laissez les bon temps roullez!

Dedication # 9

Deciding on the dedication for my ninth book was easy-peasy. After all, What’s Up with This Chicken? was inspired by my friend Fay and her backyard chickens. As soon as she told me about a hen who refused to get off her eggs, I knew I had the plot of my next picture book.          … Read more »