Jonathan Auxier has been a writer for a very long time, but he says he never really felt like he had found his place until he began writing children’s literature.
Thank goodness he did!
The New York Times best-selling author of what he calls “strange stories for strange children,” his books include Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, The Night Gardener and most recently, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard.
In this episode he joins Sarah (and 13-year-old Allison!) to talk about writing for children, and why he’s so driven to connect kids with stories.
They also discuss:
- his mother’s decision to homeschool him for a year so he could read for three hours a day
- why he always recommends other authors’ books too to the kids he meets
- scary books and sensitive kids
- Allison’s favorite books series (Jonathan hadn’t heard of it before!)
Click that play button below to hear the podcast:
Books from this episode:
Links from today’s show:
- The Read-Aloud Revival shop – OPEN NOW!
- That C.S. Lewis quote that Sarah shares
- On Three Ways of Writing for Children by C.S. Lewis
- That G.K. Chesterton quote
- Jonathan’s website
- Jonathan on Facebook
- Jonathan on Twitter