When I launched the Creative Spaces interview series back in the spring, I got this crazy idea to feature interviews during my birthday week with authors who were personal childhood favorites and also played crucial roles in inspiring me to write children’s books myself. I say the idea was crazy because these authors are among the legends of the children’s literature world and frankly, I didn’t think I would get replies to my interview requests. So you can imagine my surprise and utter elation when their names popped up in my inbox agreeing to be interviewed. And guess what? It’s my birthday week!
I’ll be posting the interviews tomorrow and Wednesday, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And because my birthday is on Saturday and I’m feeling festive, I’m also giving away the latest book published by each of the authors. (I’ll announce the books with the interviews, to keep you in suspense of who they are!) To enter yourself to win, comment on the interview of the author whose book you’d like to win. (Feel free to enter to win both books by commenting on both interviews.)
So now I’m curious, who were your favorite authors growing up? Are there any writers who you loved to read as a child who continue to inspire you as an adult?