Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Interview on Kidsreads with Kathryn Lasky

Today in St. Peters, MO: Drifting snow, high 21 degrees.

Recently I interviewed Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky for Kidsreads.com Lasky is author of over 100 fiction and nonfiction books for children and young adults. In addition to interviewing her for Kidsreads, I also reviewed her latest novel Lone Wolf, the first chapter of a new series called Wolves of the Beyond. Lone Wolf is a wonderful children's book which I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend!

As a writer, I'm always curious to learn how writers, especially successful ones, approach their craft. In her Kidsreads interview Lasky talks about her writing process, how she thoroughly researches her topic, and she shares other advice for writers.

Some of you may have heard of Lasky's enormously popular Guardians of Ga'hoole fantasy series about owls. At the conclusion of her Kidsreads interview, Lasky also shares some information about the Guardians of Ga'Hoole movie which is scheduled to be released by Warner Brothers in September, 2010.

If you get a chance, check out the interview--better yet, check out one of Lasky's wonderful books!


  1. Wonderful interview, Donna. I enjoyed it.

  2. One of these days maybe we will say that we have published hundreds of... Great interview, Donna.

  3. Interesting interview and a new site for me to bookmark-thanks!

  4. Hi Pat, Linda, and Cathy,
    Thanks for checking out the interview and for your words of encouragement. Whenever I submit interview questions to my editor at Bookreporter I get the jitters because I'm afraid my questions aren't what they're looking for, but fortunately my editor makes sure the questions make sense.
    Also, thankfully, the authors I've interviewed have been very gracious with their responses. I always manage to learn something new from other writers.


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