Librarians and Writers: The Connection


Librarians and Writers: The Connection or “You have to read a lot to be a good writer. The library can help with that.”

Beth and Cari talk about the natural connection between writers and the library, as well as what they’ve learned about the publishing industry and their own writing endeavors.
Books we talk about:
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Jenny’s Surprise Summer by Eugenie
Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford
Books for writers:
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
On Writing by Stephen King
From First Draft to Finished Novel by Karen Wiesner
The Writers and Illustrators Market 2011
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
Categories: Podcast


  • Darshana says:

    Nice show. I have been listening for sometime and enjoy your reviews. I am an aspiring PB author. One of you mentioned on the show whether publishers would be interested in books from a husband/wife team. Absolutely. There is high demand for author/illustrator so I see a team as being pretty much the same thing. You have the advantage of being able convey the full package of text and art. I highly encourage joining SCBWI and attending their events, if they have a FB group/blog interacting with members there. If you listen to podcasts, I recommend Katie Davis’s Brain Burps which is all about kidlit. Some blog sites I like for PBs are Picture Book Den ( and The Meter Maids blog on rhyming(
    Books on Writing I would recommend are Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul, Writing with Pictures by Uri Shulevitz (takes a visual approach to writing, and the Plot Whisperer by Martha Alderson.

  • Beth Hatch says:

    Thank you so much for your comment and for listening to our rambles! Great recommendations. I am currently reading Writing with Pictures. I am using my personal blog as a way to showcase my writing and illustration.


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