One of the really great things about SCBWI Conferences is getting to know other authors. Katie and I met Hester Bass at our very first SCBWI Conference three years ago. At that conference, Hester relayed (make that, shouted and sang) her Cinderella story of selling her book The Secret World of Walter Anderson to Candlewick Press.
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by Suzanne Lieurance
Every week day afternoon at 2:00 CDT, I host Book Bites for Kids, a talk show about children’s books on blogtalkradio. I love talking to the other children’s writers, illustrators, publishers, and editors I interview on the show.
Today it was my great pleasure to interview Hester Bass about her new picture book, The Secret World of Walter Anderson. Generally, authors I interview will have a review copy of their latest book sent to me. And, I have to say, I immediately fell in love with this beautiful picture book the moment I opened it. The detailed, colorful illustrations from Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis set the tone for the story that takes readers into the amazing world of artist Walter Anderson, who spent weeks at at time alone on Horn Island, off the Gulf Coast, as he sketched and painted the natural surroundings and animals he found there.
I hope you listen to Book Bites for Kids. If you missed the live interview this afternoon with Hester Bass, simply click on the automatic blogtalkradio player in the right sidebar of this page to listen to the replay of that interview. No doubt, you’ll enjoy hearing about the adventrues of Hester Bass AND Walter Anderson just as much as I did!No Tags Add a Comment