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.
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.
Yes, that’s right…Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking with David and Continue reading