|Andy (right) with illustrator Ye Ruoshi|
Types of kidlit books
Total kidlit books published
The Swing of Things, ST Press
Describe your style
How did you get started?
Had a story to tell inspired by my children’s love of swings
Where do you get story ideas?
I don’t normally have ideas for stories, not a creative person. The book is really an exception
Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Kids should just read good, well-written stories, period. Doesn’t have to be mine.
Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Read consistently to them from young
Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Don’t, actually. You’re almost always not nearly as good as you think.
Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
Not more Geronimo Stilton books.
Instagram: None that I use regularly
GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019
The updated list here
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+ Why should we make new books for young readers? My blog post from last year.