Interview of Elaine Kiely Kearns, author of NOAH NOASAURUS!


Elaine Kiely Kearns is a light in the kidlit community. I first met her in 12×12 and later interviewed her here on Writer’s Rumpus soon after she and Sylvia Liu launched Kidlit411. I’m thrilled to interview her now at the release of her debut picture book, NOAH NOASAURUS!

Kirsti Call: Can you tell us about your journey to becoming a published children’s author?

Elaine Kiely Kearns: I had always thought about writing but life was busy working as an elementary school teacher. It wasn’t until I had my girls and was home with them that I decided to pursue the idea. I joined the SCBWI right away and right after that I found Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 (where I also met my critique group members). I took a few classes after that (Susanna Leonard Hill’s Making Picture Books) and it took off from there. Once I got into the industry…

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