Category Archive: Author Interview

Get Up, Get Out, Get Writing: A Guest Post from Author Chris Barton

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Like most readers, we at Mackin love to meet authors. We go to conventions where they are speaking; drop by bookstores when they are on tour; and if we’re really lucky, we get… Continue reading

Loving vs. Virginia: An Author/Illustrator/Editor Interview

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In June of 1958, Virginians Richard Loving (a white man) and his bride-to-be Mildred Jeter (a black woman) went to Washington, D.C. to be married.  The reason? Interracial marriage in the state of Virginia… Continue reading

Interview : Author / Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka

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Today’s featured author/illustrator is Mike Wohnoutka, who has not one, but TWO books being published this month! When I read picture books, I often wonder about the creators’ thoughts and feelings regarding their… Continue reading

Author Interview: Steve Brezenoff

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Steve Brezenoff is the author of the brilliant book, Brooklyn, Burning, which I reviewed here yesterday.  He also has written The Absolute Value of -1, as well as many chapter books for younger… Continue reading

Author interview : David LaRochelle

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David LaRochelle is a full-time author and illustrator from Minnesota.  I met him for the first time when he volunteered in the Alphabet Forest at the Minnesota State Fair in 2011.  He was… Continue reading

So long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodnight – Kristin’s “Au Revoir” Post

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There’s a sad sort of clanging from the clock in the hall And the bells in the steeple too And up in the nursery an absurd little bird Is popping out to say,… Continue reading

Author Interview: Pat Schmatz

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Today I have the pleasure of sharing another author interview with you all!  I recently discovered Pat Schmatz and loved her book Bluefish (check out my review from yesterday). Pat grew up in… Continue reading

Author Interview: Kimberly Derting

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I am so pleased to introduce another one of my favorite authors, Kimberly Derting! Yesterday I reviewed her recent release The Pledge—you can check out my review here. Kimberly Derting began her publishing… Continue reading

Author Interview: Jessica Day George

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Today I’m excited to introduce Jessica Day George, one of my favorite authors!  I’ve mentioned before how I can’t resist a good fairytale story and Jessica writes some of the best! Jessica earned… Continue reading

Author Interview: Brenna Yovanoff

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I am so thrilled to introduce one of my favorite authors, Brenna Yovanoff! If you happen to recall, I reviewed her latest release The Space Between recently, which you can view here. Brenna… Continue reading