Tag Archives: Joni Sussman

Kar-Ben Kar-Ben Testing Jewish Chapter Book Waters

The Whole Megillah (TWM): When and why did Kar-Ben move into MG and YA publishing? What’s the relationship with parent Lerner and how does that contribute? Joni Sussman (JS): Kar-Ben has published occasional MG/YA manuscripts but we haven’t made — nor … Continue reading

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Last Call | Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books

You owe it to yourself and to your craft. Where else can you find a hands-on writing workshop geared specifically toward Jewish content? Have a picture book you’d like critiqued? Who best to do that? Editors who publish Jewish content and fellow … Continue reading

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Claim Your Seat for the 2016 Highlights Workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books

Do you want feedback on your picture book or novel? Do you want to learn more about submitting your Jewish-themed story? Select seats are still available at the 2016 Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.” You’ll hear and learn … Continue reading

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Have You Signed Up Yet for the 2016 Highlights Workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books?

Join me, Kar-Ben publisher Joni Sussman, Scholastic executive editor Dianne Hess, Philomel assistant editor Talia Benamy, and guest author Kathy Kacer at the 2016 Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.” The workshop has been running since 2010, giving writers access … Continue reading

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Three-in-One Notebook | Not for All the Hamantaschen in Town

The Whole Megillah interviews here Laura Aron Milhander, author, and Inna Chernyak, illustrator of the new Kar-Ben picture book, Not for All the Hamantaschen in Town, a Purim story. Kar-Ben publisher Joni Sussman also participates. Here goes… The Whole Megillah … Continue reading

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2016 Opportunities for Writers of Jewish Story

Have you decided what path your writing will take in 2016? Here are some opportunities to take advantage of to bring your writing to new levels and to send your work off into the world. Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish … Continue reading

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Three-in-One | Shmulik Paints the Town Written by Lisa Rose and Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri

My first encounter with Lisa Rose was as an author through her Facebook group, “Missing Voice.” Like me and countless others, she is now a Kar-Ben author with Shmulik Paints the Town, a story about a painter, a dog, and … Continue reading

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