When someone says would you be interested in interview the creators of a Caldecott and Printz honor winning book it is very very easy to say yes.
I still can’t believe that I get to do this interview.
1. Can you tell us a little bit about This One Summer? (5)
MT: This One Summer is the story of two girls, Rose and Windy, which takes place during their summer at the cottage. It’s a story about being something between a little kid and an adult, as experienced by both the kids and the adults in this book.
JT: I would agree with this description!
2. What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
MT: Writing. It’s a pretty great job creating things for a living. Especially when you get to work with other creative people.
JT: Connecting with people over ideas and stories. Being able to take a nap in the afternoons.
JT: The economics of being a creative person is an ever-evolving trick. I think, also, carving out the conditions in your life that are conducive to creativity. That’s a privilege to be able to do that.
4. If you could spend one day inside the world of any book which book would you pick?
MT: Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.
JT: Patti Smith’s Just Kids.
MT: Don’t give up.
Be sure to check out This One Summer from your public library or purchase it from a local independent bookshop.