Author Archives: Brittney Breakey

About Brittney Breakey

I love reading children’s fiction, coffee dates with my husband, trips to the library, thrift store bargains, chips and salsa, music of all kinds, lazy summer days, competitive games of Pictionary, and celebrating a long day of writing with ice cream and peppermint tea. I’m a two-time graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, and I’m currently working on a humorous mystery for middle graders. I launched Author Turf in January 2011, and it has been an absolute honor to work with so many inspiring authors, promote their work, and learn about their writing processes. I hope you enjoy each and every interview.

Interview with Award-Winning Author Peg Kehret

Get to know Peg… Peg Kehret’s middle-grade books have won more than fifty state young reader awards, as well as the PEN Center West Award in Children’s Literature, the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Chris Crowe

Get to know Chris…  Chris Crowe was born in Danville, Illinois, and attended schools in Illinois, New Mexico, and California before his parents settled down in Tempe, Arizona, where he graduated from McKemy Junior High and McClintock High School. He … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Nicky Byma

Get to know Nicky… Growing up in NW Washington, I loved to write. Songs, poems, and stories; you name it, I wrote it. I loved writing, but never had the slightest inkling to actually publish anything I wrote. That changed … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Carol Weis

Get to know Carol…  Carol Weis is an actor, teacher, and children’s entertainer, who once ran a restaurant kitchen, a grade-school library, and a home-baking business, and now writes poetry, essays, memoir, and children’s books. Her writing has appeared online … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Sylvia Liu

© Sylvia Liu Get to know Sylvia… Sylvia Liu is an environmental attorney turned writer-illustrator. She won the 2013 Lee and Low New Voices Award and her winning manuscript, A MORNING WITH GONG GONG, will be published as a picture book. … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Elizabeth Rusch

Get to know Elizabeth… ELIZABETH RUSCH is the award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction books for young readers including Eruption!, Electrical Wizard, The Mighty Mars Rovers, For the Love of Music, and A Day with No Crayons, among others, and … Continue reading

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Interview with Newbery Medal Winner Cynthia Kadohata

Get to know Cynthia…  I was born in Chicago in 1956. In the early years, my family moved around quite a bit because my father was looking for work.  I also moved around quite a bit as a grown-up.  Now … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Salina Yoon

Get to know Salina… SALINA YOON is the award-winning creator of over 150 books for children, including her picture book series about Penguin beginning with PENGUIN AND PINECONE, her picture book series about Bear beginning with FOUND, and her latest … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Julie Rowan-Zoch

Get to know Julie… Julie is a reformed graphic designer, turned picture book maker. Originally from New York, she spent a big chunk of her life in Germany, and transplanted to Colorado in 1998. Three board books she illustrated for … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Jeanette Larson

Get to know Jeanette… After working in libraries for about 35 years, Jeanette “took her pension” to spend time reading, birdwatching, taking photographs, and writing. Writing a book about hummingbirds opened up the world of birding for her and she … Continue reading

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