Picture Book Spotlight

This site exists to celebrate picture books, their creators, & all who champion them through regular interviews. We will feature authors, illustrators, agents, and other industry professionals who work to get picture books into kid's hands. 
We hope to take a "whole family" approach by spotlighting stars of the industry alongside those just starting out. At Picture Book Spotlight, you'll find entertaining and engaging interviews with querying authors & illustrators, debut authors & illustrators, as well as seasoned veterans, NY Times-bestsellers, and other industry giants. 
Love or work with picture books? Never miss an interview by subscribing here.

Brian Gehrlein


is the creator of Picture Book Spotlight, a member of SCBWI, and is represented by Melissa Richeson of Storm Literary Agency.


Brian teaches high school English and lives in Liberty, Missouri with his wife, son, and two corgis!


You can follow Brian on twitter @briangehrlein,  subscribe to this site, or contact him here

*Due to schedule restrictions Brian is not currently taking additional Spotlight Interview requests*


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Interviews & other posts featuring Brian

The Magic of Persistent, Polite Querying:

Melissa Richeson shares about Brian on Manuscript Wish List Blog

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