Category Archives: Interviews

Walking the Write Track with Donna

Have you ever come across a blog that caught your eye, and fed the inquisitive mind?  A Blog that wiped away the wrinkled tension across your brow after a long day of work.  One that makes you stop and think … Continue reading

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“SPECIAL GUEST POST”: Virginia Grenier – From Buyer to Writer

I am so excited to be finally welcoming a very special guest whom I have known,  oh gosh!, for a few years now, since she critiqued a draft of my novel (still a work in progress), after I found her … Continue reading

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Join me in an Interview with Miranda Sibo Paul

I am absolutely delighted to be interviewing Miranda Sibo Paul today.  I first “met” Miranda after winning a random prize during the PiBoldMo Challenge headed by Tara Lazar.  A beautiful multicultural book called “Tales from China”  a story adaptation of World … Continue reading

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“ERIK “…. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

Just over a week ago a beautiful picture arrived in my mailbox from Erik one of the new kids on the block in the 12x12in12 writers group headed by Julie Hedlund. I had won the gorgeous illustration by Lindsay Barrett … Continue reading

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As Promised here is ……..“My Picture Book Party”

If you have been following my blog you will know I travelled to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in July/August last year 2011. See my post here https://thepatientdreamer.com/2011/08/20/the-children-of-laos/ While I bargained for gift items and enjoyed the quiet, simple life of … Continue reading

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“Books for Children – thanks to Big Brother Mouse”

Ever wondered what it would be like to have never seen a “book”. Never know what it was like to turn a page and leap into a world of wonder and make believe. Have you ever imagined never knowing about … Continue reading

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“Out of the Mouths of Babe’s” part 2

Continuing on, here is an interview I carried out over the phone with a 9 year old and also one with my 14 year old niece.   Interview 5   D: What is your name? M: Meeth (male) D: How old … Continue reading

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“Out of the Mouths of Babe’s”

How often have we heard that saying, and when has it been more aptly associated than in the life of a writer, a children‘s writer. We have all at some time interviewed other authors, agents etc….. but have we thought … Continue reading

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“The Children of Laos”

When travelling overseas I always try to pick up a book or two from that country, it helps to get the feel of the culture and people that live there. I was recently in Laos a beautiful green gentle place … Continue reading

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Author Interview: James Rumford

I can’t tell you how stoked I am about this, my first Author interview.   James(prefering Jim), now lives in Hawaii after spending time in Afghanistan as a Peace Corps.   Waiting for the interview by email was like being a kid again … Continue reading

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