Category Archives: Author Interviews

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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Author Interview with Amber Skye Forbes

Get to know Amber… Amber Skye Forbes is a dancer and writer who prefers pointe shoes over street shoes, leotards over skirts, and ballet buns over hairstyles. She loves striped tights and bows and will edit your face with a Sharpie if she … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Denise Jaden

Get to know Denise… Denise Jaden’s novels have been shortlisted or received awards through the Romance Writers of America, Inspy, and SCBWI. The first draft of her debut novel, Losing Faith (Simon & Schuster), was written in 21 days during … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Illustrator Anna Raff

Get to know Anna… Anna Raff has illustrated several books for children, including WORLD RAT DAY by Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis, SYLVIA’S SPINACH by Katherine Pryor, and THINGS THAT FLOAT AND THINGS THAT DON’T by David A. Adler. She … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Illustrator Lisa Brown

Get to know Lisa… Lisa Brown is a New York Times bestselling illustrator, writer, and cartoonist. Her picture books for children include How to Be, Vampire Boy’s Good Night, and Emily’s Blue Period by Cathleen Daly. She illustrated The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming and 29 Myths on the Swinster Pharmacy by the elusive … Continue reading

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Interview with Award-Winning Author Janet Wong

Get to know Janet… Janet S. Wong is the author of more than two dozen books for children and teens. She has been honored with the Claremont Stone Center Recognition of Merit, the IRA Celebrate Literacy Award, and her appointment … Continue reading

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