Aug 24, 2012
1) Why children's books? Did you choose this genre or
were you 'chosen' by it?
My very first book was non-fiction for adults, but
I rapidly moved into writing children's books.
It's a genre I love - I read lots of children's
books myself. It also suits my style as I
naturally write short, fast moving stories.
Non-fiction for children is fun too - I enjoy the
research and the challenge of explaining...
Jun 15, 2012
1) Why children’s books? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it?
I think it was a mixture of the two. As a child I would create short stories so writing fiction has always been a part of my life. However I started writing non-fiction in the form of how-to craft books, as my background is an art/craft teacher. My first published picture book just sort of happened. I had an idea, I...
May 29, 2012
1) Why young adult? Did you choose this genre
or were you ‘chosen’ by it?
A little bit of both. I always wanted to write for teens
(and younger someday, hopefully) but I always figured
I'd start in adult and work my way over.
That seemed to be how
it was done. Of course, I do everything
backwards so I should have realized I would go
about it the other way.
My first novel happened to...