Hi my name is Nick Patton and I love to make picture books. You can learn more about me and my stories at nickpatton.com.
I’d like to tell you that I started The Picturebooking Podcast to celebrate children’s books. But that would not be completely true.
I started this podcast out of frustration. I had been pursuing the life of a professional author and illustrator for ten years, but in that time I only completed one story. Sure I was published, but I still felt like an outsider alone in a creative void.
Honestly I created this podcast in the hopes of generating an audience to share and ultimately sell my stories too. I dreamed of the power this audience would have. It would surely opening doors for my stories to get published.
It was all selfishly about me.
But then I started interviewing other authors, illustrators and book lovers. And these people are so amazing! They are generous and giving and real. Their creativity is contagious. These people and their stories deserve the spotlight. The world needs professional storyteller. And we need to cultivate a culture that fosters storytelling.
So today my hope is that this podcast is a true celebration of children’s books and the people who create them. I hope it encourages you to create your own stories and share them with the world.
Please join me as we meet the people behind our favorite picture books. And discover the joys and struggles of living a creative life.
Welcome to picturebooking.com. Now lets get inspired!
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I’d love to hear from you! We can talk stories or podcasting or podcasting about stories. Feel free to drop me a line at nick @ picturebooking.com or twitter.