Interview Alerts: Authors and Illustrators

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You’ll find interviews with picture book authors and illustrators on this page. All of these talented people were kind enough to take time out of their busy schedules to answer a few questions for picture book fans. If you’ve ever wondered where picture book authors and illustrators get their inspiration or who your favorite author’s favorite author is or why they do what they do, then click on the links below. I think you’ll be enlightened, amused, or even surprised by some of the answers. Click on a name to learn more.


Karen Kaufman Orloff

Laura Joffe Numeroff

Suzanne Bloom

Keith Baker

Shirley Parenteau

David Walker

Alison Edgson

Jef Czekaj

Kurt Cyrus

Lisa Wheeler

Melissa Guion

Carin Bramsen

Emily Kate Moon

Courtney Pippin-Mathur

Jessica Young

Jonas Sickler

Lori Nichols

Harriet Muncaster

Deirdre Gill

Bong Redila

Jami Gigot

Tara Lazar

Wendy BooydeGraaff

Megan Maynor

MaryAnn Sundby

Kathryn Carr

Piotr Parda

Abraham Schroeder

Henry Herz

Katey Howes

Leah Gilbert

Airlie Anderson

Robin Newman

Yuno Imai

Danielle Dufayet

Kitty O’Meara

Holly Hatam

Michelle Vattula

Laura Sassi

Howard Pearlstein


7 thoughts on “Interview Alerts: Authors and Illustrators

  1. Lauri,

    Adding the authors and illustrators adds a great level to the stories and pictures. Since reading joins the author/illustrator to the reader’s experience, new insight can be gleaned from the thoughts behind the ideas. GREAT ADDITION TO YOUR BLOG!

    I remembered the name of that illustrator – Trina Hyman Schart. I hope I spelled it right. I think her illustrations are mystical, magical, and works of art. Her fairytale illustrations are specially beautiful. See you soon.


  2. Lauri,

    You’ve got a marvelous interview here. Thank you for sharing such a lovely guest author with us. And for Karen, I’d like to say encore and brava. Candid and fun. BTW, Della is one of my faves, too.



    • So glad you enjoyed it Claudette! I’ve heard it said before and I have to agree, children’s book authors are some of the nicest people. Karen Kaufman Orloff was so nice and it seems she really put a lot of thought into her interview responses. I really appreciated that.



  3. Linda says:

    Hi Lauri. I thought your interviews were great. Cody will be excited to hear there will be a sequal to “I Wanna Iguana.” He loves everything about that book. I loved Laura Joff Numeroff’s answers to your questions.

    I really enjoyed this. Good job Lor!



  4. Hi Christie, I’m glad you enjoyed the interviews. I checked out your wonderful blog and am impressed. I’m happy to share the URL with my readers here: I especially like your Lucky Clover Picture Book Contest. What a great idea! Keep up the good work and feel free to comment on my humble blog anytime.


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