Author Archives: Tamson

Hi, I’m Tamson! I am a published children’s book author and editor with over 15 years experience at several prestigious publishing houses including HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Disney Hyperion. I have edited many acclaimed and award-winning books for children of all ages. I love to collaborate with people and help authors, illustrators, agents and publishers bring projects to their full potential.

Congratulations, Dan Santat! Caldecott Winner for Beekle

I’m breaking the long blog silence to congratulate Dan Santat on his Caldecott win for Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend. I hope you’ll always be my unimaginary friend, Dan. Congratulations to all the other winners, too.

Oh No! and the Brooklyn Public Library

I have been woefully neglectful of this blog.  I don’t have a good excuse except the usual–time. Where does it go?  Anyway, I happened to come across one of my favorite picture book heroines–from Oh No! by Mac Barnett and Dan Santat–in the neighborhood the other day. I think she was trying to tell me [...]

Adventure Time Gets Its Due

Here is a nice article that illuminates the genius of adventure time, one of my favorite shows on TV. It also underscores the importance of collaboration and fandom. It takes a village to make this show…or a candy kingdom, maybe.

#reviewsdaytuesday: Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

My boy and I took a shine to Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman right away, because we’re dairy fans. Also, it’s zippy little read, so I downed it in one sitting–just in time to participate in #reviewsdaytuesday. Like the beverage to which it pays homage, this little book was a refreshing palate cleanser–a lively, funny [...]

John Green’s Homage To His Editor on Vlog Bros.

ICYMI (like 3 years ago….): Here’s John Green shining a light on what his editor, Julie Strauss-Gable, actually does. John Green, on behalf of editors everywhere, I thank you. Sounds like you got yourself a good one.