Stacy McAnulty

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Stacy McAnulty is a children’s book author, who used to be a mechanical engineer, who’s also qualified to be a paleontologist (NOT REALLY), a correspondent for The Daily Show (why not), and a Green Bay Packer coach (totally!). She is the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor Recipient for Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach. Her other picture books include Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years, illustrated by David Litchfield; Brave and Beautiful, both illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff; Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite, illustrated by Edward Hemingway; and 101 Reasons Why I’m Not Taking a Bath, illustrated by Joy Ang. She’s also authored the chapter book series Goldie Blox, based on the award-winning toys, and The Dino Fil ...more

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Stacy McAnulty I'm a big believer in the butt-in-the-chair method. If I show up and put my fingers on the keyboard, the ideas also show up. Eventually. Sometimes the…moreI'm a big believer in the butt-in-the-chair method. If I show up and put my fingers on the keyboard, the ideas also show up. Eventually. Sometimes the good ideas are buried under slimy, stinky bad ideas. I can only get to the gold by digging through the muck. It's just part of the job.

Now, if I get really stuck, I don't walk away from my desk. Instead, I work on a different writing project. And because the human brain is so cool, it continues to (subconsciously?) think about the first issue. A solution or idea may suddenly present itself. This reward for showing up and doing the work every day. (less)
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