As I wrote before, I met editor/author Deborah Halverson last summer when I was on the faculty of the SCBWI summer conference. Her new book, Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies is released next week and she has a fabulous blog tour with a manuscript critique give away. Check it out at her blog https://deareditor.com
I am so pleased that Deborah agreed to give me an interview for the blog.
When and why did you start writing for children?
I was a late bloomer when it comes to being an official writer: I wrote my teen novels after I’d been a children’s book editor for ten years. You see, the timing was finally right for me to see if my secret dream of being a writer was worth schlepping around any longer: I’d just left my office gig as an editor with Harcourt Children’s Books in order to freelance edit and teach writing classes at night while caring for my triplet babies during the day.