By now, it was already dark, and although the electricity supply was a lot better in Asaba than it was in Lagos, the power was out that night. The generators in the neighborhood had taken over from where PHCN … Continue reading →
Junior and Pretty’s video for their song, Bolanle is one of those videos that has the ’90s written all over it. The outfits, the muddied beats in the background, the off-key background vocals. All these things add to the comedy … Continue reading →
“You can play it on the piano then.” He did not say this like he was urging me. It was more like a command that he expected me to obey. Motioning for me to follow him, he led the way … Continue reading →
Mama had not yet returned from work, and I had already been to Mama Peju’s shop. She did not have the house keys. That meant that I would have to wait outside the door until Mama came back. Today, that … Continue reading →
The Piano Book is my first published short story. I first published this story in 2012 on Smashwords. I received encouraging feedback and recently realized that I had never shared it here, on my blog. I believe you guys should … Continue reading →
Komole is a Yoruba term, which literally means “bend down low.” It is the name given to a dance move that is popular in Nigeria where a person (usually a woman) progressively drops, while dancing until she is crouching low in … Continue reading →
I love Nigerian music, and in recent years, it has undergone such a transformation that it has almost eliminated the need to listen to other kinds of music. Almost. Although my focus for the most part is Gospel / Christian music, I have learnt to appreciate other kinds of music as well. Thanks to my sister, I have fallen in love with period dramas, and their soundtracks. Currently topping my list are the main soundtracks of Downton Abbey and North and South. I highly recommend both. Beautiful music. Continue reading →
Welcome to Design of the Picture Book! I'm Carter Higgins, and I'm a writer and librarian for kids. I spent a spectacular stint as the Children's Book Editor at <a href="http://www.designmom.com/">Design Mom</a> which I loved! You can find my column <a href="http://www.designmom.com/category/childrens-lit/">here</a>.<br /> I'm a K-6 librarian, a former-ish graphic designer, an SCBWI member, and a huge fan of words and pictures.<br /> Represented by <a href="http://www.rpcontent.com/">Rubin Pfeffer of Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC</a>.
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost - Martha Graham.