Adlerman, Daniel (Ezra) 1963-
ADLERMAN, Daniel (Ezra) 1963-
PERSONAL: Born June 6, 1963, in Princeton, NJ; son of Mel (an insurance broker) and Gloria (a travel agent; maiden name, Katz) Adlerman; married Kimberly Marie Hauck (an illustrator and designer), August 10, 1991; children: Rachelle Eve, Joshua S., Maxx Alec. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Boston University, B.S. and B.A. Hobbies and other interests: Comic books, cooking.
ADDRESSES: Home and office—Kids at Our House, 47 Stoneham Pl., Metuchen, NJ 08840; fax: 732-548-4180. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Writer and children's publishing consultant. Macmillan Publishing Co., New York, NY, worked as a production manager. Recorded the album One Size Fits All, 2001.
MEMBER: Bookbinders Guild of America, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling, illustrated by Kimberly M. Adlerman, Whispering Coyote Press (Danvers, MA), 1996.
(Under pseudonym Kin Eagle) Hey, Diddle Diddle, illustrated by Rob Gilbert, Whispering Coyote Press (Danvers, MA), 1997.
(Compiler, with Kimberly M. Adlerman) Songs for America's Children, Kids at Our House (Metuchen, NJ), 2002.
Rock-a-Bye Baby, illustrated by Kimberly M. Adler-man, Charlesbridge (Watertown, MA), 2004.
with kimberly m. adlerman; under joint pseudonym kin eagle
It's Raining, It's Pouring, illustrated by Rob Gilbert, Whispering Coyote Press (Danvers, MA), 1994.
Rub a Dub Dub, illustrated by Rob Gilbert, Whispering Coyote Press (Danvers, MA), 1998.
Humpty Dumpty, illustrated by Rob Gilbert, Whispering Coyote Press (Danvers, MA), 1999.
SIDELIGHTS: Daniel Adlerman once commented: "Next to my wife and children, writing is the most gratifying aspect of my life. Artistically, I feel we have many phases. People cannot traverse to the next level until they have made at least a self-satisfying contribution to the area in which they started. I know I have some novels and adult nonfiction inside me, but I also know that I have not yet finished writing picture books.
"For example, I've been writing from the time I was a very young child. In fourth grade, it was poetry. In sixth and seventh grades, I was writing comedy bits and sketches with friends. Early in high school I discovered dialects. By the end of my high school career, college, and beyond, I wrote songs almost exclusively. It is hard for me to imagine tackling any of these categories unless I was satisfied that I had at least contributed all that I could in the phase immediately preceding it.
"As for inspiration, look around you. It's everywhere. Writing picture books feels natural to me, perhaps because my life is very much like a fairy tale. In all capacities—business, life, love, family, and books, my partner is my best friend. In my estimation, it would take hard work to become uninspired!"
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, October 1, 1996, review of Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling.
Children's Book and Play Review, January, 2002, review of Humpty Dumpty, p. 9.
Horn Book Guide, fall, 1999, review of Rub a Dub, p. 250; fall, 2001, review of Rub a Dub, p. 254; fall, 2001, review of Humpty Dumpty, p. 391.
Publishers Weekly, January 1, 2001, review of Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling, p. 94.
Reading Teacher, November, 1997, review of Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling. School Library Journal, August 16, 1996, review of Africa Calling, Nighttime Falling.
Author Illustrator Source, http://www.author-illustrsource.com/ (January 28, 2003), "Danny and Kim Adlerman: Author, Songwriter, and Illustrator."
Celebrity Café Web site, http://www.thecelebritycafe.com/ (January 28, 2003), Dominick A. Miserandino, interview with Kin Eagle.
Kids at Our House Web site, http://www.dannyandkim.com/ (September 14, 2004).