Introducing Pam Coughlan, Fiction Picture Books

Today we meet Pamela Coughlan, category organizer for Fiction Picture Books:


I am the mother of two girls, ages ten and thirteen, and a voracious reader. Hence the Mother and Reader part of my blog name. At MotherReader, I review children's literature from board books to Young Adult – when I'm in the mood to review anything at all – but my heart is in picture books. I also blog as part of the Booklights team at PBS Parents.

Along with my occasional forays into running a national conference like KidlitCon09, I participate in many of the community aspects of blogging in kids lit, including the Carnivals of Children's Literature, Poetry Friday, and my own 48 Hour Book Challenge. I'm also the director and occasional updater of the site KidLitosphere Central. I spend entirely too much time online.

In my real life I worked as a children's information specialist for nine years in a public library, but am now sitting out the recession with a stack of ARC's, a notebook of ideas, and a laptop computer. We'll see what happens. I'm also a Girl Scout leader, Lost fan, movie lover, Northern Virginian, and humor aficionado.