A bi-weekly feature profiling the talented authors and illustrators who bring children’s books to life.
Rita Murphy was eleven years old and on the cusp of puberty when she climbed an apple tree in an orchard in upstate New York. “It was early October,” she says, recalling a family apple-picking outing. “We were there a long time and it was cooling off. The sun was setting. I had this amazing feeling of everything being connected…The apple tree. Everybody. Everything. It was sort of a gift at that time before things began to change physically.” More…
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