This year’s authors are Kirby Larson and Chris Raschka. Kirby Larson was one of my first writing teachers. I’ve enjoyed her books and inspiration throughout the years.
Once again I wasn’t disappointed with the conference. Kirby Larson spoke of her ups and downs in writing for children. She shared her journey with her Newberry Honor book, Hattie Big Sky, along with her new found love of historical fiction. I enjoy reading her characters and the emotion of the time period.
Chris Raschka described his fascinating illustrations. He showed us through his process. I always enjoy hearing the illustrator’s point of view, well, because I’m not one. And then there’s the story behind his picture book, Arlene the Sardine…
Please visit the Western Washington Literature Conference:
Chris Raschka (interview about Arlene the Sardine):