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Naseem Hrab

Writer, Kids Can Press

Naseem Hrab loves to write funny things for children and adults. Her comedy writing has appeared on McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The Rumpus and she is the author of the picture book Ira Crumb Makes a Pretty Good Friend. Everyone thinks kids' books need to teach lessons, but that's not why adults read novels. Why do we think kids are any different? 

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Read Like A Writer and Write Like One

BY LAWRENCE SPANN
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 30, 2014

Lawrence Spann has a keen interest in literature and writing. Drawing from life experience and an advanced degree in Creative Writing and the Medical Humanities, he approaches the process of writing through the lives and works of poets, writers, song writers, artists and historical figures. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 17, 2014.

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The Importance of Setting

BY MICHELLE WILDGEN
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

Michelle Wildgen discusses how the choice to live in Madison, WI has changed her writing and why the Midwest is a great place to be a writer.

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Writing for Working Stiffs

BY LUCY LEITNER
@ VOL 1 ON JAN 29, 2015

Multi-tasking author Lucy Leitner recounts her creative process and inspiration for her first zombie satire novel, "Working Stiffs." 

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Bridges and Books

BY PATRICK MCBRIARTY
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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Making Kids' Books

BY LISA JAHN-CLOUGH
@ VOL 1 ON SEP 21, 2015

Lisa Jahn-Clough is an author and illustrator of over twenty books for children and young adults. She shares with us her path to becoming an illustrator of Children's books, including a look at her process and inspirations.

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How to make Picture Books

BY ELYS DOLAN
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Author and illustrator Elys Dolan reveals how exactly she goes about creating children’s picture books. With a focus on characters and animals she shows you what the secret ingrediants are to a great picture book story, including how to get copies of your book burned!

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In Atween – The Place To Be

BY JULES HORNE
@ VOL 4 ON OCT 06, 2016

Jules Horne talks us through her one woman plays, short stories and other writing.

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Qu'est-Ce Qui Est Plus Grand?

BY HUWAIDA ISHAAQ
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

Writing has always been Huwaida Ishaaq's passion and with her partner they created Heartwrite. After accepting any and most clients that came their way they decided to write their first ever children's book, and this was how the characters Nina and Kong Kong of their book, Qu'est-ce Qui Est Plus Grand?, became representations of hope and wisdom.

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Loving a Writer (and some cats)

BY REBECCA ROSENBLUM
@ VOL 16 ON SEP 29, 2017

Rebecca Rosenblum is the author of two short story collections. Mark Sampson has published five books. Can two creative people live under the same roof? Mark  and Rosenblum talk about marriage, writing, and cats.