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Singaporean author David Seow – Will Write for Cookies

 

WOW! DO I HAVE A TREAT (IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE) FOR YOU TODAY!

When I got the opportunity to travel half-way around the world to attend the 2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content/SCBWI Conference, I was excited, and somewhat anxious. What would I find there? How would it be? Where would I stay? When would I ever get back? Who would I meet?

Those questions were soon answered…all very positively. I found a beautiful country, with amazing facilities, an awesome hotel and had no problem getting back (although I didn’t want to leave). I met the most incredible people – and today, on WILL WRITE FOR COOKIES, I’m honored to introduce one of Singapore’s leading picture book authors, DAVID SEOW.

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That is David on the left and Enrico Sallustio, one of the illustrators he works with, on the right…and lucky me behind them).

I asked David five questions – here are his answers:

WHO WERE MY FAVORITE CHILDHOOD AUTHORS

 

When I was little, my favorite authors were Eric Carle Jean de Brunhoff, Roald Dahl, Astrid Lindgren and Oscar Wilde.

 

 

WHAT I KNOW NOW

 

I wish I had known a lot more than I did when I first embarked on this crazy adventure in children’s publishing.  Like most first-time authors I was relatively idealistic about writing and publishing. I have to admit that it was a dream to have my first book published. After 15 years I’m a bit wiser and a lot less idealistic. It’s a tough industry and you’ve got to be prepared to handle disappointment and rejection on a regular basis.

david seow book signing

Yes, that’s right…Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking with David and Read the rest of this entry

[AFCC 2013] Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2013 – One Big Story!

I can hardly believe it! Just two more weeks till I fly to Singapore to participate in the 2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content. It will be an opportunity of a lifetime. I will definitely take LOTS of pictures and keep a journal of my adventure so I can share with all of you when I get back.

I’m reblogging a fantastic post about it from Myra over at Gathering Books.

And I just found out that Erik, from This Kid Reviews Books, is going to be part of the event via Skype…congratulations, Erik…that is FANTASTIC!

[AFCC 2013] Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2013 – One Big Story!.

Perfect Picture Book Friday: Pirate Girl

An envelope arrived in my mailbox yesterday…and it sparked today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday story…and the craft activity that follows.

Picture Book Reivew: Pirate Girl

My 4-year old grandson sent me a TREASURE MAP! How exciting!

So I knew that today’s Perfect Picture Book Friday choice would have to be about…PIRATES! Read the rest of this entry

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