CAMERON'S BOOK CHAT


Welcome to Cameron's Book Chat. Every month (or so) he'll be chatting with someone he admires from the world of books - authors, illustrators, editors - trying to find out what makes them tick, and how they produce their own magic.

We hope you'll find lots of inspiration and insight here.

 

JANE SMITH

Cameron chats with author, librarian and editor, Jane Smith.
Jane shares a wealth of insight into her journey as an author, as well as her research methods and approach to writing authentic and engaging historical fiction for kids.

Read the full interview here.

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ELIZABETH MARY CUMMINGS

Cameron chats with widely-experienced teacher and author Elizabeth Mary Cummings, whose passionate concern for the environment and the health of our oceans drove her to write her latest picture book, Ocean Devotion.  

Read the full interview here.

 

DAVE ATZE

Cameron chats with illustrator and soon-to-be author, Dave Atze - illustrator of the Max Booth Future Sleuth series. Dave shares details about his journey as an illustrator, as well as all sorts of insights into his illustrative processes and inspirations.

Read the full interview here.

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GARY LONESBOROUGH

Cameron chats with Yuin author Gary Lonesborough, whose debut Young Adult novel, The Boy from the Mish, has been warmly received by readers and reviewers alike. Gary generously shares insights into his writing process and the origins of his novel.

Read the full interview here.

 

ALLISON PATERSON

Cameron chats with author, reviewer, and former teacher-librarian, Allison Paterson. Allison shares insights into her writing, particularly in regard to the challenging themes of war and its implications that her books often explore.

Read the full interview here.

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TEENA RAFFA-MULLIGAN

Cameron chats with prolific multi-genre author, Teena Raffa-Mulligan. Teena shares thoughts and insights about her creative process, and how she approaches writing for different audiences and age groups.

Read the full interview here.

 

ROBERT VESCIO

Cameron chats with prolific picture-book author, Robert Vescio. Robert shares thoughts about his inspirations and his creative process, particularly the intricacies involved in crafting picture-book texts.

Read the full interview here.

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SANDRA BENNETT

Cameron chats with author and former primary school teacher, Sandra Bennett. Sandra shares insights into her creative process, particularly when it comes to the research and writing of her middle grade mystery-adventure series, The Adamson Adventures.

Read the full interview here.

 

MEGAN HIGGINSON

Cameron talks to author, illustrator, speaker and Books in Homes advocate, Megan Higginson. They talk writing, illustration and creative inspiration.

Read the full interview here.

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