Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Interview Wednesday is Here! and a Giveaway Reminder

I'm hosting the Kidlit Interview Wednesday round-up here on our TeachingAuthors blog today. Hopefully, this post will go live while I'm asleep so that early risers and bloggers around the world can share their links whenever it's convenient. If you have an interview you'd like to share, just post a comment below containing the url. The interview should meet the criteria listed at the end of this post. I'll check back during the day to add your links to this post. If you have a blog related to reading, writing, or publishing books for children and you'd like to host Interview Wednesday, visit the official Kidlit Interview Wednesday sign-up page.

Whether or not you have a link to share, be sure to read April's AMAZING interview with poet Janet Wong here on our TeachingAuthors blog. Janet generously shares an exercise in simile-writing that both teachers and aspiring writers will appreciate. And you can enter to win one of THREE autographed copies of Janet's latest book, Declaration of Interdependence: Poems for an Election Year.

Here's today's Interview Wednesday round-up so far:
Do you know of a recent 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!


GatheringBooks said...

Hi Carmela, thank you for hosting Interview Wednesday this month. We are sharing our two-part feature on Margarita Engle.
Here is the first one - which looks into Margarita's latest novel-in-verse The Wild Book

And here is the current one where she speaks about the women and the poetry in her writings:

Again, many thanks for hosting

Jeanette W. Stickel said...

I had the pleasure of interviewing
Anna McQuinn about her picture-book
series, Lola at the Library, Lola Loves Stories,
and the newest addition, Lola Reads to Leo.
You can find the interview on my blog,
SpeakWell, ReadWell. Here’s the link:

Thanks for hosting Kidlit Interview Wednesday.

Carmela Martino said...

Thanks for sharing your links, Ladies!

jone said...

Thank you for hosting My interview is with Reness La Tulippe.

Renee LaTulippe said...

Thanks for hosting! I have two children's poet interviews this week.

The first is with Amy Ludwig VanDerwater:

And the second is with Laura Purdie Salas:

Barbara Younger said...


Here's another Cynsations interview, this one with my agent, Erzsi Deak. Check out the crocodile shot:

Carmela Martino said...

Thanks Jone and Renée. And Renée, I managed to fix the spelling of your name in my post. :-)

Carmela Martino said...

Hi Barbara, somehow I missed your comment the first time I looked. Thanks for the link!

Laurisa White Reyes said...

Here are some recent author interviews from my blog, A Thousand Wrongs:

J. Anderson Coats:

Marissa Burt:

Anne Nesbet:

Laurisa White Reyes said...

I wanted to let you know that Teaching Authors has been added to Middle Grade Mania:

Bruce Black said...

Hope you enjoy this interview on wordswimmer with Barney Saltzberg, who offers some helpful insights into how writers might view their "mistakes" as opportunities for new ways of seeing the world:
Thanks for hosting!

Carmela Martino said...

Thanks for the interview links, Laurisa and Bruce. And Laurisa, thanks for linking to us from Middle Grade Mania.

Becky Fyfe said...

Thanks for the links! I am looking for authors to interview on writing for children for my Chapter Book Challenge blog and my Imagine! Create! Write! blog. The more writers I read about, the more ideas I get for interview directions to take. :)

Some of the blogs you've linked here are ones I haven't heard of before and have some really useful advice for writers. Thank you!

Becky Fyfe said...

Here's a link for an author interview on my blog (I always ask the authors I interview for writing tips or advice on writing):

"Interview with Author Genevieve Petrillo and Cupcake the Blogging Dog"

Carmela Martino said...

Thanks for the feedback, Moonduster. I've added your interview to the list, plus one more that I received via email.