Over the last few weeks Tom Avery, the winner of the 2010 Diverse Voices Childrens Book Award, has interviewed writers shortlisted for the prize. The interviews give a great insight into what goes on behind the scenes in a writer’s life, and include some great advice for anyone keen to break in to the childrens writing market: keep at it!
The interviews are with:
Remi Oyedele – author of Goal Dreams
Karon Alderman – author of Story Thief
Sue Stern – author of Rafi Brown and Candy Floss Kid
Two of these three stories were inspired by newspaper articles, the third by real life, so it just goes to show that fact and non-fiction are powerful ways to spark your imagination and to explore new ideas.
I’ve got a horrible cold at the moment so will keep this post short…