Lisa Yee – blogger, young adult and middle grade author: Bobby vs. Girls (Accidentally)
I love the smell of old books.
Nothing ever goes to waste with an unsold manuscript. You can use part of a rejected story in a new one.
I didn’t know public speaking was part of being an author.
Doing school visits keeps you in touch with your readers.
After I’d done my first book I bought Harold Underdown’s Complete Idiot’s Guide to Children’s Publishing to see if I’d done it right.
Barney Saltzberg – musician and picture book writer/illustrator: Kisses
I went to art school because John Lennon did.
Books with heart and soul feel better.
If you write a bad song (or manuscript) finish it. Get it out of you. And move on.
Hope Anita Smith – poet and illustrator: Keeping the Night Watch
I’d rather read than eat.
A book store is like home to me.
Why do I write? Because I can.
I wanted to be on Broadway. Now I’ve found a way to get to the stage – through writing.
Children’s books are the best books.
Everything is connected to words.
With a pencil and a piece of paper the world is yours.
Writing is therapeutic.
We are every age that we ever were!