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Hey there word nerds! Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Aaron Becker.

Born in Baltimore, Aaron moved to California to attend Pomona College where he scored his first illustration job designing t-shirts for his water polo team. Since then, he's traveled around the world, from Kenya to Japan, Sweden to Tahiti, looking for good things to eat and feeding his imagination. He now lives with his family in Amherst, MA where he's busy at work on his next book project. You can find out more about what he's been up to lately at

Aaron and I will be talking about his wordless picture book trilogy, Journey, Quest, and Return, as well as his picture book A Stone for Sascha and his newest picture book, You Are Light.

In this episode Aaron and I discuss:
  • The story behind the Journey, Quest, Return trilogy
  • Navigating second book syndrome
  • How different age groups approach wordless picture books
  • Changing tones for a second story arc
  • Crafting a picture book inspired by stained glass
  • Using different mediums to craft picture books
Plus, his #1 tip for writers.

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