Author Interviews

MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with Joanne Grodzinski, Co-Author of “Maestro Orpheus and the World Clock”
MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with Joanne Grodzinski, Co-Author of “Maestro Orpheus and the World Clock” 225 267 Reader Views Kids
Joanne Grodzinski began her career as an educator, having taught both children and adults, after graduating from the University of Toronto. She has authored books on elementary school mathematics and Canadian Citizenship for ESL students; and is the co-creator and producer of the award-winning audiobook “Maestro Orpheus and the World Clock,” a children’s story set to classical music. She is also the co-author of the Classroom Teacher’s Guide that accompanies the audiobook. read more
MEET THE AUTHOR! Getting to know Richard Harland, author of “Ferren and the Angel”
MEET THE AUTHOR! Getting to know Richard Harland, author of “Ferren and the Angel” 732 1024 Reader Views Kids
I was born in Yorkshire, England, then migrated to Australia at the age of twenty-one. I was always trying to write but could never finish the stories I began. Instead, I drifted around as a singer, songwriter and poet, then became a university tutor and finally a university lecturer. But after twenty-five years of writer’s block, I finally finished my first book, the cult horror novel, “The Vicar of Morbing Vyle.” read more
MEET THE AUTHOR! A conversation with Dr. Jaya Viswanathan, author of Baby Senses: A Sensory Neuroscience Primer for All Ages
MEET THE AUTHOR! A conversation with Dr. Jaya Viswanathan, author of Baby Senses: A Sensory Neuroscience Primer for All Ages 816 1024 Reader Views Kids
Hello! I am Jaya Viswanathan, a neuroscientist, educator, artist, and recent author born and raised in India. In my free time, I volunteer as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) educator. I love art and paint/sculpt/hand-build every chance I get. When I am not working, painting, or exhibiting my art, you can find me reading, writing, tutoring, or nerding out about brains, behavior, and evolution. read more
MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with Mikayla Rose – Author of “When June Met July”
MEET THE AUTHOR! A Conversation with Mikayla Rose – Author of “When June Met July” 175 204 Reader Views Kids
Mikayla Rose is a recent English graduate, currently living in the city of Toronto. There, she penned When June Met July, her first YA novel. In trying to make peace with the concurrent feelings of excitement and anxiety that come from living in your twenties, Mikayla found herself wondering what to do with the lessons she’d learned. After much pondering, she landed on a rather literary purpose: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, I might just write a book. read more
Meet The Author! Getting to Know Rue L’Hommedieu, Author of “Because of the Night”
Meet The Author! Getting to Know Rue L’Hommedieu, Author of “Because of the Night” 175 222 Reader Views Kids
Rue L’Hommedieu is a debut author, an active Motion Picture and Television Teamster, as well as a lover of travel, old movies, and blueberry wine. Rue resides in the S.E. United States and is currently working on a second novel, releasing in fall of 2023. read more
Meet the Author! Getting to Know Jennifer Welborn – Author of “Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals”
Meet the Author! Getting to Know Jennifer Welborn – Author of “Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals” 175 187 Reader Views Kids
Jennifer Welborn, a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), has a B.S. degree in wildlife management (she has worked with moose, coyotes, bobcats, and bald eagles) and an M.Ed. in science education. As an award-winning science educator, she has taught people of all ages and has written numerous articles, plays, labs, and activities that have been published in scientific journals and textbooks. Two of her professional goals are to educate young people about how to care for the Earth and its inhabitants and to increase representation through education. Jennifer lives with her family in Western Massachusetts where she enjoys going on hikes with her veterinarian husband and their Italian water dog, Bari. Dr. Rosie Helps the Animals is her debut children’s book. read more