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The Challenges of Book #2: Travis Jonker on BLUE FLOATS AWAY

Travis: Today’s episode is a little different – I talk about the path to publishing Blue Floats Away, illustrated by Grant Snider.

The episode is also about the challenges of publishing a second book, and how a 2016 interview with Dav Pilkey helped to give me some perspective on the process.

We hope you enjoy the episode.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.

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