Monday, January 29, 2007

Susan Patron interview

Tracy Grant interviews Susan Patron (The Higher Power of Lucky) for the Washington Post.

Here's a sample question/answer:

Q: Do you talk about your ideas with kids before you write?

A: "I don't test with children. I did have a lovely girl of 11 read the book in manuscript, but it was already done. I think I write for the child inside me. I'm the reader at the same time as I'm the writer, and that lets me be 9 or 10 again. . . . It's scary and hard to be that age. Survival is one of the themes in the book, and how we all need community to figure out how to get through life."

Fans of The Higher Power of Lucky will be happy to know Licoln's Knot is next.