Sunday, January 04, 2015

The Great CT Caper

The Great CT Caper is one of those classic add-on stories, the kind where a number of authors take turns moving the narrative along. Pressure! The Caper is sponsored by The Connecticut Center for the Book, which is part of  CT Humanities. This project was inspired by The Exquisite Corpse Adventure

A new chapter will be published every two weeks at The Connecticut Center for the Book website. The chapters will be written and illustrated by twelve different pairs of Connecticut authors and illustrators. I believe they had to "audition" somehow in order to be selected. One of the very cool aspects of this project is that among the talent working on The Caper will be both published and unpublished authors. I know several of the published writers through the New England Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and Facebook and one of the unpublished ones is in my writers' group. Yay!

Katie L. Carroll, a Facebook friend and Caper author, will be running a series on Caper author and illustrators at her blog. The series will begin tomorrow with Yelizaveta Renfro, author of Chapter One and continue with the following schedule:

Mon, Jan 5-guest post from chapter 1 author
Mon, Jan 19-guest post from chapter 2 author
Mon, Feb 2-guest post from chapter 3 author
Fri, Feb 6-guest interview with chapter 3 illustrator
Mon, Feb 16-guest post from chapter 4 author
Mon, March 16-guest interview from chapter 6 author
Mon, April 27-guest post from chapter 9 author
And speaking of Chapter One, it went live today. All Aboard the Becky Thatcher was written by Yelizaveta Renfro and illustrated by Kearan Enright. 


Unknown said...

This has been such a fun project to work on. Thanks, Gail, for helping to spread the word!

Gail Gauthier said...

I like to support my state's children's literature community.