Entries by Amy Meythaler

Duncan Tonatiuh: From Comics to Codex

“I became interested in writing when I was in elementary school,” says Duncan Tonatiuh, award-winning author and illustrator. “A cousin of mine came to visit me during the summer. He brought a stack of comic books with him. Soon after, I began collecting Spider-Man and X-Men comics myself. I also began to imagine my own […]

Jennifer L. Holm: Self-Proclaimed “Boringly Practical Person” Finds Great Success as Multiple Newbery Honoree

The cat got out. That was the reason New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Holm missed the call announcing her second Newbery Honor. But that wasn’t the only Newbery call she missed. She also missed the first . . . and the third. “The first time, I had no idea about it,” Holm recalls, […]

Sara Pennypacker: Artist and Award-winning Author Stamps Young Readers’ Passports to Adventure

As an author of nearly 20 books for children, is it safe to assume that you always knew you would eventually be a writer? I was a quiet, shy kid, happiest drawing or reading or wandering outside in nature. While I adored reading, I never imagined I could become an author. I had this idea that auhors were “special” […]