As promised, we're hosting Kidlitosphere Interview Wednesday here today! Below are links to recent interviews related to children's/young adult literature. If you have an interview you'd like to share with us, please post a comment containing the url. The interview should meet the criteria listed at the end of this post.
The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth, which includes not only background information about the writing of the novel but also Leonard's own comments on the text. Read Esther's interview here for some fun (and funny!) behind-the-scenes stories, and be sure to enter for a chance to win your own autographed copy of The Annotated Phantom Tollbooth. Entry deadline is this Friday, November 4, at 11 pm (CST).
Here's the round-up so far. I'll check back later to add more links as they're submitted.
- Tabitha at the Writer Musings blog shares a link to her interview with author Greg Fishbone on the release of his humorous middle-grade novel The Galaxy Games: The Challengers.
- Myra at the Gathering Books blog shared a link to her interview with Ken Spillman, author of the young adult novel Love is a UFO.
- TeachingAuthors' follower Lois Barr suggested we take a look at the Whole Megillah blog, which recently featured an interesting three-in-one interview with the author, editor, and illustrator of the picture book Sadie’s Sukkah Breakfast, written by Rabbi Jamie Korngold, edited by Joni Sussman, and illustrated by Julie Fortenberry.
- Yesterday, the Cynsations blog featured Lena Coakley's intriguing interview with Hadley Dyer, the newly appointed executive children's editor at HarperCollins Canada.
- Bruce Black at the Wordswimmer blog shares an interview with author Eric Kimmel on his writing process.
- Dawn Simon at the Plotting and Scheming blog has an interview with picture book author George Shannon.
- Did you know that November is Picture Book Month? There's a special website devoted to the celebration. Every day this month, the site will feature an essay by a picture book author and/or illustrator on the importance of picture books. While these aren't technically "interviews," they're definitely worth reading. I've added the logo and link to the official website in the sidebar of our blog. You can also access the Picture Book Month site directly here. In addition to the essays, the site includes activities and resources for celebrating picture books.
1.The interviews must be with someone in the field of children’s/young adult literature, including authors, illustrators, editors, agents, and librarians.
2. Interviews may feature writing tips, illustration tips, cyber tips, etc., as long as the information pertains to children's/young adult literature.
3. Interviews may be written, audio, or video.
Happy writing (and reading!)