David A. Paterson

January 1, 1997

Post #564 – 19970101

Writing for kids is a very demanding audience – unlike adults, kids have taste until we manage to drum it out of them.

Here’s my question: which children’s authors do you enjoy? I’m partial to Robert Munsch – every girl shuld be issued a copy of “The Paperbag Princess” at birth, and I challenge any parent to read “Love You Forever” and not cry.

And here’s my other question: do you deliberatly write children’s books for adults, or am I just hopelessly mired in pre-adolesence?

Daniel replies:

No, sounds to me like you're mired in adolescence. I always go blank when someone asks me to name favorite authors--I can't say why.