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. 
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Brian Gehrlein


is the creator of Picture Book Spotlight, a member of SCBWI, and is represented by Melissa Richeson of Apokedak Literary Agency. Melissa and Brian are currently on submission with 3 picture books.


Brian lives in Liberty, Missouri with his wife, Katherine, his son, Peter, and two corgis, Toby & Harry.


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