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.

Author Interview with Julie Rowan-Zoch

Get to know Julie… I am a reformed graphic designer, turned picture book maker. Originally from New York, I spent a big chunk of my life in Germany, and transplanted to Colorado in 1998. Three board books I illustrated for … 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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Author Interview with Kimberley Little

Get to know Kimberley… I grew up in San Francisco, but now live in an adobe house on the banks of the Rio Grande with my chaotic, messy family. I think I’ve drunk so much Land of Enchantment water that … 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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Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Brad Meltzer

Get to know Brad… Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle, The Book of Fate and seven other bestselling thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Lewis Buzbee

Get to know Lewis… Lewis Buzbee’s most recent book is Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom.  He is also the author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, After the Gold Rush, and Fliegelman’s Desire, as well as the author of three award-winning … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Kekla Magoon

Get to know Kekla… Kekla Magoon is the author of five young adult novels: How It Went Down, Camo Girl, 37 Things I Love, Fire in the Streets, and The Rock and the River, for which she received the ALA … Continue reading

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Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Deborah Underwood

Get to know Deborah… Deborah Underwood is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Here Comes The Easter Cat, The Quiet Book, and The Loud Book! Her other books include Bad Bye, Goodbye; A Balloon for Isabel; Part-Time Princess; … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Dia Calhoun

About Dia…. The  author of eight novels for kids, Dia Calhoun was awarded the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature for her young adult novel ARIA OF THE SEA. Her books FIREGOLD, and WHITE MIDNIGHT are ALA Best Books for … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Dianne de Las Casas

Get to know Dianne… Dianne de Las Casas is an award-winning author, storyteller, and founder of Picture Book Month. Her performances, dubbed “revved-up storytelling” are full of energetic audience participation. The author of 24 books, Dianne is the International Reading … Continue reading

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