WILL WRITE FOR COOKIES
INSIGHT – INFORMATION – INSPIRATION
I first met Susanne Gervay in the lobby of the Hotel Grand Pacific in Singapore. I attended several of her presentations at the 2013 AFCC/SCBWI conference and sat next to her for many of the functions.
Susanne is kind and generous and funny and smart…I was thrilled when she agreed to step into the spotlight today. I know you will find her answers enlightening. I’m going to be printing out her writing tips to keep posted on my wall – I need to remember them – especially #4. And she is sharing a really special recipe that I am sure you will want to try!
Susanne…I know you are extremely busy with your own writing, your speaking engagements all over the world, your hotel in Sydney, your family and the many children’s causes you advocate for. It was kind of you to agree to be interviewed and I know everyone is anxious to hear from you.
Who were your favorite authors/illustrators when you were a child?
Johanna Spyri – Heidi.
Elizabeth George Speare – The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Lucy Maud Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables .
Eleanor H. Porter – Pollyanna
May Gibbs illustrator of the gumnut babies
Beatrix Potter illustrator of Peter Rabbit
What do you know now that you wish you had known when you first started writing for children?
I wish I knew I should have worked on my manuscripts, edited them, let them sit for a while, until I looked at them again, before I sent them to publishers. It would have reduced the heart aches of rejection.
I also wish Continue reading