Friday, January 7, 2011

Interview with Diane Muldrow, Editorial Director Golden Books/Random House

Diane Muldrow is Editorial Director at Golden Books/Random House. She is  the author of "We Planted a Tree", and other children's books - including several board books.  She is also the editor of keepsake editions of many Little Golden Book Classics such as "The Little Red Hen" and "The Bunny Book."

I was fortunate enough to attend Diane Muldrow’s “Creating the Picture Book: Master Class” at the 2010 SCBWI  Conference in L.A. I heard the class sold out in 15 minutes.
Lucky me, I got in. Diane Muldrow's class took my understanding of picture books and the picture book format to an entirely new level. I recommend it highly. Not only that, but the talent in that class was crazy cool. Here are just a few of the notables:

Bradley Cooper - Honorable mention - Tomie dePaola 2011 Award - (Announced yesterday)

John Deininger 
National and Regional SCBWI portfolio awards (Honorable mention, '08 International Winter Conference; 2nd runner-up, '09 Western Washington Conference).

Debbie Ohi -   
Honor Award & a Mentorship Award in the 2010 SCBWI Illustrator Portfolio Showcase in L.A.
Currently illustrating a book by writer/comedian/actor Michael Ian Black for Simon Schuster, due out in 2012.

Sheli Peterson -  

Clients include Highlights for Children,
Ilustrator of six children's books including:  
  • Gigi and the Birthday Ringby Giselle Fernandez  
  • Voladores by Patricia Petersen  
  • Los Genios de la Montaña by Raquel Benatar  
  • Itza—The Boy Who Rode a Jaguar by Leonard Bernard  
  • Magali—An Aztec Legend about Good Fortune by Patricia Petersen

These are just a few more SCBWI success stories.
Keep writing and illustrating,
Carolyn Dee Flores

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