The first page of EILEEN COOK's Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood nearly caused me to spit tea all over the book. In addition to her hilarious teen fiction, she writes the delightful Fourth Grade Fairy series, as well as several books for adult readers.
ALAN CUMYN writes for middle-graders and teens (and sometimes grown-ups too). His Owen Skye series has won the Mr. Christie Award, the Silver Birch Award, and the Hackmatack Children's Choice award, not to mention all the nominations. His new novel, Tilt, deals with the complex world of a guy in love.
CHRIS MCMAHEN is the "Worst Ex-recreational Hockey Player in Canada." No, really. Just ask him. Fortunately, bad experiences turn into good books, like Klutzhood and Tabloidology. To take part in Chris' unique Box of Shocks Geocaching promotion, and check out the project's website.
ROBERT RAYNER's books cover sports, sex, and everything in between. They're a hit with reluctant readers and junior book fiends alike (critics and award committees like them too).
JUDY ANN SADLER is best known for her amazingly diverse craft books for kids. She can quilt, knit, stamp, tie knots, and work magic with buttons. She's also writes picture books, like Sandwiches for Duke and the just-released Reaching.
Today's authors answered six questions: five common to all, and one specific to each person. Click the links below to jump to a question. And don't forget to comment! You'll get one entry into the prize draws for each post you comment on (click here for full contest rules).
1) This year's TD Book Week is themed "Read a Book, Share a Story." How does this theme match your personal philosophy?