Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Interview Wednesday May 2012

Welcome to May's Kidlitosphere Interview Wednesday. I'm pleased to be your host. Are you looking for links to terrific interviews about children's literature? Or maybe you'd like to add your own link to an interview? You've come to the right place.

The links to the interviews are just below, and you can add your own link by leaving the information in the comments on this post (click on the "other perspectives link" in this blog post's footer) so that I can add to this list throughout the day. So let's get to it.
  • First stop, it's over to Maeve at Yellow Brick Reads. She's interviewed Celine Kiernan about her Moorehawke trilogy. This author has just been shortlisted for Children's Books Ireland's Book of the Year award for her novel Into the Grey.
  • And here at The Flatt Perspective you might like my own interview with Lena Coakley about how she carves out time for her writing in a busy life. Lena is the author of Witchlanders, just named the 2012 winner of the Americas division SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.
  • Carmela Martino over at Teaching Authors recently posted an interview with author and writing teacher Karen Schreck. In addition to talking about her just-released YA novel, While He Was Away, Karen shares two great exercises—one in how to silence the inner critique and one in generating story ideas. And readers have till May 14 to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of the book.
  • Over at Inkygirl Debbi Ohi interviews Holly Thompson to find out how she came to be the editor of TOMO: Friendship Through Fiction as well as the author of the YA verse novel Orchids. You can see the book trailers and also enter a giveaway.
  • How about learning more about Erik, the young book review blogger at This Kid Reviews Books, and his new blog feature Creative Kids to showcase the creative works of kids from all over? That's what you'll find at By Word of Beth as Beth Stilborn interviews Erik and Josie
  • Finally, Jocelyn Shipley interviews Anita Daher over at her website about Anita's YA and MG novel writing and about Great Plains Publications, where Anita is associate teen editor. 

Leave a Link?
Have you seen an interview about children's literature within the last month? If it's a written, audio, or video interview that follows these guidelines:
  • The interview is with someone in the field of children’s/young adult literature, including authors, illustrators, editors, agents, and librarians.
  • Interviews featuring writing tips, illustration tips, cyber tips, etc., as long as the information pertains to children's/young adult literature.
...then I'd love to add it to the list. Please leave the link to it in the comments. I'll be checking back here throughout the day and updating the list.

Do you have a blog related to reading, writing, or publishing books for children? Maybe you'd like to host Interview Wednesday. Just visit the official Kidlit Interview Wednesday sign-up page and you can do just that. Next month's Interview Wednesday will be hosted June 13 by Anastasia Suen at Booktalking.

Thanks to everyone for participating, and thank you for stopping by.

11 comments:

Anastasia Suen said...

Thanks for hosting this month, Liz! At Booktalking I have a interview with author Susanna Reich about her new book, Minette's Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat http://wp.me/pa8jB-1pV

Lizann Flatt said...

Thanks for stopping in, Anastasia. Great link and it's added.

Yellow Brick Reads said...

Thanks for hosting Lizann!

Jennie said...

Thanks for hosting! On Monday I interviewed debut YA novelist M. Molly Backes http://www.jenrothschild.com/2012/05/interview-with-m-molly-backes.html

Carmela Martino said...

Hi Lizann,
Thanks for hosting! I recently posted an interview with author and writing teacher Karen Schreck. In addition to talking about her just-released YA novel, WHILE HE WAS AWAY, she shares two great exercises—one in how to silence the inner critique and one in generating story ideas. And readers have till May 14 to enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of WHILE HE WAS AWAY:
http://www.teachingauthors.com/2012/05/book-giveaway-and-guest-teaching-author.html

jone said...

I have Laura Purdie Salas at Deowriter: http://wp.me/pG1xR-kC

Lizann Flatt said...

These are great links, thanks everyone! Madly adding...feel free to keep me busy with more.

Kerry Aradhya said...

Glad I found Interview Wednesday! I'd love to add a recent interview I had with ballerina Allegra Kent about her new picture book--Ballerina Swan. Thanks!
http://kerryaradhya.blogspot.com/2012/04/author-interview-ballerina-allegra-kent.html

Lizann Flatt said...

Thanks, Kerry, you're added.

Jocelyn Shipley said...

Hi Lizann. Here's a link to my Q & A interview with Great Plains Teen Fiction editor Anita Daher:

http://www.jocelynshipley.com/2012/05/the-amazing-anita-daher/

Lizann Flatt said...

Thanks, Jocelyn. I'll put it up in the post.