Tuning In to the Muse

Find Inspiration All Around You

Kate McMullan, bestselling author of over 100 books for children, will uncover sources of inspiration for picture books. Drawing from her own creative process and interviews with contemporary and classic picture book writers, she’ll provide tools you can use to tap your own muse.

This workshop from Picture Book Summit 2018 contains a 55-minute video with Kate McMullan sharing her tips for finding and using inspiration. She reveals the inspiration behind such picture book classics Goodnight Moon and Where the Wild Things are as well as what's inspiring her today.

Come get tuned into your muse!

Your Instructor

Kate McMullan
Kate McMullan

Kate McMullan taught grade school in Los Angeles and Germany before moving to New York City and becoming an author. To date, she has written more than 100 books for kids, including the I STINK! series, illustrated by her husband, Jim McMullan. Their books are the inspiration for “The Stinky & Dirty Show,” now streaming on Amazon. Kate’s first writing love is picture books, and she currently has five in the works: I’M TOUGH!, How Do YOU Take a Bath?, How Do YOU Go to Sleep?, This Is the Tree We Planted, an Earth Day story, and As Warm as the Sun, starring the McMullan French bulldogs, Toby and Pinkie.

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