Interview Wednesday


Interview Wednesday May 2012

Welcome to May’s Kidlitosphere Interview Wednesday. I’m pleased to be your host. Are you looking for links to terrific interviews about children’s literature? Or maybe you’d like to add your own link to an interview? You’ve come to the right place.

The links to the interviews are just below, and you can add your own link by leaving the information in the comments on this post (click on the “other perspectives link” in this blog post’s footer) so that I can add to this list throughout the day. So let’s get to it.

  • First stop, it’s over to Maeve at Yellow Brick Reads. She’s interviewed Celine Kiernan about her Moorehawke trilogy. This author has just been shortlisted for Children’s Books Ireland’s Book of the Year award for her novel Into the Grey.
  • And here at The Flatt Perspective you might like my own interview with Lena Coakley about how she carves out time for her writing in a busy life. Lena is the author of Witchlanders, just named the 2012 winner of the Americas division SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.
  • Carmela Martino over at Teaching Authors recently posted an interview with author and writing teacher Karen Schreck. In addition to talking about her just-released YA novel, While He Was Away, Karen shares two great exercises—one in how to silence the inner critique and one in generating story ideas. And readers have till May 14 to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of the book.
  • Over at Inkygirl Debbi Ohi interviews Holly Thompson to find out how she came to be the editor of TOMO: Friendship Through Fiction as well as the author of the YA verse novel Orchids. You can see the book trailers and also enter a giveaway.
  • How about learning more about Erik, the young book review blogger at This Kid Reviews Books, and his new blog feature Creative Kids to showcase the creative works of kids from all over? That’s what you’ll find at By Word of Beth as Beth Stilborn interviews Erik and Josie
  • Finally, Jocelyn Shipley interviews Anita Daher over at her website about Anita’s YA and MG novel writing and about Great Plains Publications, where Anita is associate teen editor. 

Leave a Link?
Have you seen an interview about children’s literature within the last month? If it’s a written, audio, or video interview that follows these guidelines:

  • The interview is with someone in the field of children’s/young adult literature, including authors, illustrators, editors, agents, and librarians.
  • Interviews featuring writing tips, illustration tips, cyber tips, etc., as long as the information pertains to children’s/young adult literature.

…then I’d love to add it to the list. Please leave the link to it in the comments. I’ll be checking back here throughout the day and updating the list.

Do you have a blog related to reading, writing, or publishing books for children? Maybe you’d like to host Interview Wednesday. Just visit the official Kidlit Interview Wednesday sign-up page and you can do just that. Next month’s Interview Wednesday will be hosted June 13 by Anastasia Suen at Booktalking.

Thanks to everyone for participating, and thank you for stopping by.

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No part of this blog may be used without written permission from the author.

It’s Kidlitosphere Interview Wednesday

I’m hosting Interview Wednesday today. What does that mean? It means I’m posting a roundup of links to kids’ writing related interviews from the past week or so. You’ll find interviews with all sorts of people in children’s literature–authors, illustrators, editors, agents and librarians.

I’ll add links throughout the day and evening to this post. To leave a link to your interview, please add it to the comments and I’ll put it here.

So for your reading pleasure, here we go:

JoAnn Early Macken has posted an interview with Donna Gephart on the TeachingAuthors blog. Readers can enter to win an autographed copy of Donna’s book, How To Survive Middle School. Donna shares a couple of her favorite writing exercises and a funny anecdote about a workhshop she presented. See: Entry deadline is Friday, 8/26.

Playing By the Book has an interview with British author Frances Hardinge:

Don’t miss Bigfoot Reads where you’ll find the “purloined” interview with Colleen AF Venable at:

Hope you can hop on over to enjoy those interviews. Thanks for stopping by!

© Lizann Flatt,
No part of this blog may be used without written permission from the author.

Interview Wednesday Tomorrow

I’m hosting Interview Wednesday tomorrow. Can’t wait to see who’s been Q&A’d this week.

If you’d like to leave your link to your interview early, feel free to add it in the comments. And please come back tomorrow for links to some excellent interviews about people in children’s literature–authors, illustrators, editors, agents and librarians.

© Lizann Flatt,
No part of this blog may be used without written permission from the author.

It’s Interview Wednesday!

No interview here on The Flatt Perspective today (mine are done on a mostly monthly basis as seen here), but I’m honoured to bring you other people’s interviews, because:

Today is Interview Wednesday in the Kidlitosphere!

Check the comments to this post all throughout the day to see links to interviews with authors, illustrators, editors, agents or librarians. Who will show up? Who’s been talking to whom? We’ll have to wait and see. But I know it’ll be worth it, because children’s literature is always worth talking about.

Thanks for stopping in!

(And thanks to Tina Nichols Coury for the great graphic.)

To leave a comment, click the link that says “x other perspectives”where the x stands for a numeral. Blogger should walk you through the rest.

© Lizann Flatt,
No part of this blog may be used without written permission from the author.