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MY INTERVIEW WITH CHILDREN'S AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR ROSS COLLINS

MY INTERVIEW WITH CHILDREN'S AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR ROSS COLLINS

Ross Collins is from Glasgow, Scotland. He is the author and illustrator of our feature January 2020 picture book, What Does An Anteater Eat? I’ve been a fan of Ross’ for many years and was thrilled to use his book There’s a Bear On My Chair in our very first Marmalade Picture Book Box back in 2016. What I love most is his sense of humour both in writing and illustrating. When I did my research for this interview, I was pleased to discover Ross is just as funny as his books. If you have an opportunity, visit his website at rosscollins.net.

MARMALADE BOOKS (MB): One of your primary teachers told your parents that you should go to art school. What were you like as a student during those early years? Is this where you perfected swinging backwards on chairs?

MY INTERVIEW WITH CHILDREN'S AUTHOR BETH FERRY

MY INTERVIEW WITH CHILDREN'S AUTHOR BETH FERRY

Beth Ferry is the author of our September feature book, The Scarecrow. She is a New York Times best-selling picture book author who lives with her family in New Jersey. 

MARMALADE BOOKS (MB): The Scarecrow is a very special book. From the first time I read it, I knew it was destined to win many awards. Can you tell us what inspired you to write about a scared crow and a scarecrow? 

MY INTERVIEW WITH CHILDREN'S AUTHOR DAVID ZELTSER

MY INTERVIEW WITH CHILDREN'S AUTHOR DAVID ZELTSER

David Zeltser is the author of our feature book from our August Picture and Family Boxes. The Night Library (beautifully illustrated by Raul Colon) has been described as The Polar Express meets The Night at the Museum. It’s a wonderful adventure about the magic of books and libraries, with a little help from the lions that guard the New York Public Library. David’s other books include Lug, a middle grade novel series and picture books Ninja Baby, Stinker, The Universe Ate My Homework and Codzilla.

Marmalade Books (MB): You graduated from Harvard with a degree in Physics and you thought about being a vet. Now you are a successful children’s book author. How did you ultimately make the decision to be a writer?