Diana Kimpton for Lost in Childhood

1) Why children's books? Did you choose this genre or were you 'chosen' by it? My very first book was non-fiction for adults, but I rapidly moved into writing children's books. It's a genre I love - I read lots of children's books myself. It also suits my style as I naturally write short, fast moving stories. Non-fiction for children is fun too - I enjoy the research and the challenge of explaining... read more

Lynne Garner for Lost in Childhood

1) Why children’s books? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it? I think it was a mixture of the two. As a child I would create short stories so writing fiction has always been a part of my life. However I started writing non-fiction in the form of how-to craft books, as my background is an art/craft teacher. My first published picture book just sort of happened. I had an idea, I wrote... read more

Lish McBride for Lost in Young Adults

1) Why young adult? Did you choose this genre  or were you ‘chosen’ by it?  A little bit of both. I always wanted to write for teens  (and younger someday, hopefully) but I always figured  I'd start in adult and work my way over. That seemed to be how  it was done. Of course, I do everything  backwards so I should have realized I would go about it the other way. My first novel happened to come out  as a... read more