The kid lit community is typically a welcoming and nurturing place, and one individual who epitomizes this for me is the author Lisa Schroeder. She’s kind, sincere, generous with advice, and an excellent writer to boot. I was delighted to learn that we share an editor in the wonderful Christy Ottaviano who published Lisa’s latest middle grade novel, The Girl in the Tower (Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt). I love Lisa’s books and I love Christy’s books, so I will definitely be reading this newest one for sure!
Lisa Schroeder was featured on Creative Spaces five years ago when her YA novel The Day Before was published, and you will be amazed at everything she has accomplished since then .… Read the rest
One of my favorite new middle-grade reads of 2015 was Moonpenny Island by Tricia Springstubb, so I was very excited to follow up with her since her last Creative Spaces interview.
Tricia Springstubb is the author of the middle-grade novels What Happened on Fox Street; Mo Wren, Lost and Found; Moonpenny Island; and Cody and the Fountain of Happiness. When she was last featured on Creative Spaces, her picture book Pheobe and the Digger had just been published. Her original Creative Spaces interview can be found here. Let’s see what she’s been up to since then . . .
What have you been working on since Phoebe and the Digger?… Read the rest
Any House Hunters fans out there? You know how they have the “Where Are They Now” series? It’s been five years since I started doing Creative Spaces interviews, and I thought it might be fun to take a cue from HGTV and check in on some of the authors and illustrators interviewed in the past and see what’s new with them, and if anything has changed in their workspace or creative process.
First up is Michelle Ray. When I first featured Michelle, her YA novel Falling for Hamlet had recently been published. You can read her Creative Spaces interview here. Falling for Hamlet was optioned to be a TV show–very exciting news for a writer–and that option turned into The Royals, which premiered on E!… Read the rest
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