Mar 14, 2012

Interview Wednesday for March 2012

Interview Wednesday is an event in the Kidlitosphere which, from this month, recurs monthly. Please see the grand poobah, Tina, for more information and a schedule of hosts.

Do you know The 49th Shelf?  They are the revamped version of Canadian Bookshelf and off to a great (re)start! Julie Wilson interviews Joanne Schwartz and Danny Christopher about their Inuit picture book, The Legend of the Fog. Look at those fantastic and unique illustrations!

At KidLitFrenzy, Alyson has an interview with Sue Macy, author of Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way). What a fantastic book! I love micro-histories for adults and even moreso for children. She also has an interview with Ellen Potter, author of The Humming Room. Any interview that includes the word miasma is going to be a dream!

Helen at CanLit for Little Canadians interviews Marina Cohen, author of Chasing the White Witch. I have been crushing on this blog so bad lately, and then there's a fab interview like this?  It's enough to make a Canadian girl reach for her nanaimo bars and get stuck in her archives all night.

The worldwide tour for the release of Oh No George! is in the UK at Playing by the Book today! Zoe interviews author and illustrator Chris Haughton. Fair trade and bold colours, this interview has it all!

Renee at No Water River has a special treat for us. She gives us a poem, a book review, and a video for Dr. Seuss' birthday, as well as an interview with influential kidlit blogger Eric of Happy Birthday Author.

Lisa Ard, author of the Dream Seekers series, has an interview with Rosanne Perry about her new book Second Fiddle at Dream Seeker Adventures.

MsMac has an interview with Cybils' Poetry award winner Paul B. Janezcko at Check It Out.

I can't forget to include me! I have not one, but two fantastic interviews this month.  I fell in love with the picture book Virginia Wolf, and I was so unbelievably lucky to be able to interview its author, Kyo Maclear, and its illustrator, Isabelle Arsenault.

Did you interview someone in the children's literature world in the last month, or even before?  If so, please leave a link in the comments so I can add it to the post.

Next month's Interview Wednesday will be hosted by Teaching Authors on April 11th (second Wednesday of the month).


  1. Thanks for hosting Jen - lovely to see you've got a good few interviews already this month. Off to explore them!

  2. Hi Jen, thanks for hosting. I'd like to share an interview I did with kidlit blogger Eric Van Raepenbusch of Happy Birthday Author. He's a stay-at-home dad who celebrates authors on their birthdays by creating some amazing extension activities that he does with his kids -- and documents for the rest of us. He's such an inspiration and a true champion of picture books and authors!

  3. Hi Jen,
    Thanks for the interesting series of interview posts. I must explore some more!

    Be sure to stop by my blog Adventures in Writing & Publishing to read about award-winning author Rosanne Parry and her book Second Fiddle.

    Lisa Ard
    Author of the Dream Seeker series

  4. Thanks Jen for mentioning No Water River and Happy Birthday Author! Renee's No Water River is great. I love her Poetry Mondays and her videos!

  5. Yikes! I am late. Got to school and didn't get to link this until now.


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