Kat Brown in The Telegraph, read it here:
Alison Flood in The Guardian, read it here:
Dan Damon interviewing me on BBC World Service, listen here:
We still have a long way to go. I was sorry to see Mariah Carey's new picture book won't have the illustrator's name on the cover (implying that Mariah has taken to painting).
I was hoping to big up the book's illustrator, Colleen Madden, on Twitter but she doesn't have an account. I understand the need to use a big celebrity name to sell a book, but it's dishonest and misleading not to mention the illustrator on the front cover, at least in smaller letters. Publishers may argue that they credit the illustrator on the back cover or inside the book, but these aren't what people see when they browse book covers on the Internet. Particularly with a PICTURE book, big credits for the illustrator should be a no-brainer decision for the publisher.
Jarry Lee on BuzzFeed, read it here