Tag Archives: Jamie Michalak

September 20

This Party Is for You by Jamie Michalak

Real talk. I’ve been staring at this screen for hours, trying to find just the right words for a Nerdy Book Club post. But the truth is, inspiration for me never strikes when I’m trying to think of something to write. It hits out of the blue, when my mind is wandering, when I’m bored, […]

October 03

TASTY  BOOKS & BIG DREAMS: A RECIPE by Debbi Michiko Florence and Jamie Michalak

“A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.” — Neil Gaiman Our new picture book, Niki Nakayama: A Chef’s Tale in 13 Bites, illustrated by Yuko Jones, is about the inspiring woman who made her big dream come true. When people told Niki that she couldn’t be a chef, she used their […]

July 09

What We Know by Heart by Jamie Michalak

As a children’s book author, I spend a lot of time visiting rooms that no longer exist. I try to magically transport myself to the past by recalling the specifics. The names of the board games in my playroom. Or the scent of my first grade classroom—a combination of eraser dust, floor polish, and my […]

October 09

PRIVATE: DO NOT READ THIS! The Magic of a Secret Notebook by Jamie Michalak

David Sedaris Frida Kahlo Leonardo da Vinci Isaac Newton Agatha Christie Ernest Hemingway George Lucas Joan Didion Pablo Picasso Harriet M. Welsch   What do all of these people have in common? They’ve all carried a pocket or secret notebook.   Agatha Christie went through 73 secret notebooks. Beatrix Potter wrote in hers using a […]