LEC: What aspect of TD Book Week (or your travels) are you most excited about?
WILLOW DAWSON: I'm dying to meet all the kids! I expect that I'll have some trouble sleeping each night due to all the excitement after meeting everyone. I'd also like to check out the Singing Sands, the Red Sand and, of course, that big blue ocean. I grew up in Vancouver on the West coast and miss the water very much.
BRIAN DEINES: The aspect I'm looking forward to most is meeting with the kids and seeing how they connect with the original book art and the stories told revolving around the history of the story.
DIEGO HERRERA (YAYO): I like the part of adventure and dreaming that is attached to traveling. Book Week is a kind of trip, in a literary and figurative way.
KAREN PATKAU: I am excited about meeting children, teachers, and librarians that I would not otherwise have the opportunity to meet. I am looking forward to presenting my new Ecosystem Series: Who Needs a Swamp?, Who Needs an Iceberg?, and Who Needs a Jungle? to them and discussing environmental issues.
My husband and I spent our honeymoon in beautiful Nova Scotia. We are eager to return and visit places we have not been in a long time and new ones we have yet to visit. (This time he will be my chauffeur.)
RICHARD RUDNICKI: A wonderful attribute of people, wherever you go in the world, is that they love to tell stories, and listen to stories. I am looking forward to sharing my stories about Nova Scotia where I live and work, as well as the stories in my books, and also experiencing and hearing about the people and places I will be visiting in La Belle Province.