StoryMakers with Colleen Rowan Kosinski
Join Rocco and author Colleen Rowan Kosinski as they discuss steam-punk, artist’s block, and the real-life historical inspiration behind A PROMISE STITCHED IN TIME on this episode of StoryMakers.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Promises can be hard to keep, but Maggie McConnell is determined to keep the promise she made to her father before he died. She must win a scholarship to a prestigious art program, but her grief gets in the way as she struggles to find her artistic vision. When Maggie purchases an old tweed coat as inspiration, she never guesses this fur-collared coat will forever change the way she views life and her place in it. The coat awakens her muse, but also awakens something else: Maggie believes its previous owner haunts the coat. Dreams and visions give way to clues from the past, and then a Holocaust victim’s tattoo appears on her arm. With the help of a steampunk-dressing school outcast named Taj, Maggie must decipher what the ghost wants her to discover, and in the process find herself.
Colleen Rowan Kosinski has always found joy in creating. She received her B.A. from Rutgers University in visual art and is an alumna of Moore College of Art. She rediscovered her passion for writing after many years as a successful, freelance fine artist. When she discovered children’s book writing she knew she had found her passion. She’s written middle-grade novels, young adult novels, and picture books. Colleen belongs to the SCBWI critique group and is active in her local chapter. You can contact her at info AT ColleenRowanKosinski.com. As a lover of nature and animals, in the spring you can usually find her nursing a sick rabbit or robin back to health. Colleen resides in Cherry Hill, NJ with her husband, three sons, Doberman pinscher, Rottweiler, and miniature dachshund.
Executive Producer: Julie Gribble