Author Archives: Brittney Breakey

About Brittney Breakey

I love coffee dates with my hubby, thrift store bargains, music of all kinds, bookstore perusing, lazy summer days, competitive games of Pictionary, and celebrating a long day of writing with ice cream. I’m a two-time graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature, and I’m currently working on a humorous novel for middle graders. I launched my website Author Turf in January 2011, and it has been an absolute honor to showcase so many inspiring authors. I hope you enjoy each and every interview!

Author Interview with Rhonda Patton

Get to know Rhonda… Rhonda is a children’s book writer, a mother, and wife. She is a children’s book reviewer. Rhonda goes to college full-time as a graphics designer. Ted and Raymond came from a story that she created from … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Amber McRee Turner

Get to know Amber… Amber McRee Turner is the author of SWAY, released by Disney-Hyperion in 2012 and CIRCA NOW, released from Disney-Hyperion in 2014. For more info, visit her website. Quirky Questions  What has been one of your most interesting … Continue reading

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Illustrator Interview with Wendy Myers

Get to know Wendy…  Wendy was once an airplane pilot and horse trainer, but now she happily spends her time making up stories and illustrating new worlds. She has been an artist for as long as she can remember.  Before … Continue reading

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Author Interview Loretta Ellsworth

Get to know Loretta…  Loretta is a former teacher and a graduate of Hamline University in the MFA Program in Writing for Children.  She is the author of four young adult novels:  THE SHROUDING WOMAN, a BBCB Choice and Rebecca … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Laura Gehl

­­­­­­­ Get to know Laura… Laura Gehl is the author of AND THEN ANOTHER SHEEP TURNED UP and HARE AND TORTOISE RACE ACROSS ISRAEL, both out this spring from Kar-Ben/Lerner, as well as ONE BIG PAIR OF UNDERWEAR (Simon & … Continue reading

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Illustrator Interview with Kristin Abbott

Get to know Kristin… I am currently designing giant sculptures that will be in a lantern festival opening in Barcelona, Spain this October. I spend most of my time thinking of funny and colorful things to make people, especially kids, … Continue reading

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Illustrator Interview with Bob McMahon

Get to know Bob… Bob McMahon’s work has ranged from advertising, toy concepts, and movie posters to educational art and children’s books. His latest project was the illustrations for the book Apple Days by Allison Soffer published by Kar-Ben Publishing. … Continue reading

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Author Interview with Joyce Ragland

Get to know Joyce… Joyce C. Ragland, RA for Missouri 2011- 2013, is the author of more than one hundred academic publications in the form of two books, articles, reports, conference proceedings, training modules, conference papers and more. She has … Continue reading

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Illustrator Interview with Laura Jacobsen

Get to know Laura…  Laura Jacobsen has been drawing, painting, doodling, and generally making a mess her whole life. She graduated from The Columbus College of Art and Design and her work has appeared in many, many textbooks, wonderful magazines … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Deborah Hopkinson

Get to know Deborah… Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of more than 40 books for young readers including picture books, historical fiction, and nonfiction. A prolific picture book author, Deborah has won the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for picture book … Continue reading

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