Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Kidlitosphere Interview Wednesday is Here Today!

Hi Everyone,
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.

To start out, I'm excited to remind everyone about Esther Hershenhorn's terrific interview with teacher, author, and children's literature expert Leonard Marcus here on our TeachingAuthors blog last Wednesday. Leonard has just released 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.
Now it's your turn! Do you know of an interview that meets the following criteria? If so, please post the url in the comments below. I'll check back later to add the new links you provide.

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!)


  1. Here's an interview with Eric Kimmel that appears on Wordswimmer this week:

  2. Thanks, Bruce. I've added your link!

  3. Dawn Simon interviews picture book author George Shannon at

  4. Thank you for including my interview with George Shannon!

  5. Leone Castell AndersonNovember 3, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    Sheila Kelly Welch's interview on Cynthia Leitich Smith's Cynsations:

    And - her guest post on K5 Learning:

    Leone C.Anderson


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