Hi Lynne Marrie! You and I been on the Cybil's award judging panel together for several years. You do such an incredible job with your characters in all of your books! When I saw your clever new release, MOLDILOCKS and the THREE SCARES; A ZOMBIE TALE, I knew I wanted to do a THINK QUICK interview with her! You manage to interweave clever wordplay, monsters and adoption in a powerful way with this book. All of the THINK QUICK themes below appear in your book. Let’s see which way you lean. Remember, THINK QUICK!
On Goldi-locks and the Three Bears:
Love it or Leave it?
I’ve written two other fractures based on this tale and many others based on other tales. It’s fun and challenging to fracture fairy tales and put them back together.
On fractured Fairy tales:
Can't get enough or Enough already?
On borrowing other people's things:
Disastrous or Helpful?
Hot, cold or just right?
Although I must admit I have enjoyed some really tasty cold fruit soups on cruises. Watermelon soup, anyone?
On midnight snacks:
Always or never?
Scary or cute?
Created by blood or created by love?
I am adopted, so I truly know the answer to this question.
Daunting or Exciting?
BOTH, AT FIRST BUT THEN, CHALLENGING, AND REWARDING.
And I say that looking at adoption from several angles.
Funny or Overdone?
You know the saying - what was it -- you can never be too rich, too thin or use too many puns. Yes, that was it.
On breaking the rules:
Always or rarely?
HALF ‘N HALF.
I am a big fan of structure AND of breaking the rules. If it works, it works. I guess you can try to break the rules, and if it doesn’t work, structure is your superhero.
MOLDILOCKS and the THREE SCARES or MOLDILOCKS and the THREE SCARES?
Well, it’s a good thing I don’t have to choose. Choosing between your books is like choosing between your kids. You love them each differently, but love them all, just the same. If that makes sense!
Thank you, Lynne! I hope you have a monstrously great October!
Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten - illustrated by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic, 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School – illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic, January 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- illustrated by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books, 10/16/2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- illustrated by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling, 2019) and her first non-fiction picture book, Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World -- illustrated by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books, 2019) and more forthcoming. She runs ThePictureBookMechanic.com, a successful Critique and Mentoring Service. She’s a three-time Cybils Panelist in fiction and non-fiction picture books. When she’s not cruising around the world, she lives on a lake in South Florida with her family, a Schipperke named Anakin and several resident water birds. She’s represented by Deborah Warren of East West Literary Agency. You can learn more about her at www.LiterallyLynneMarie.com or www.thepicturebookmechanic.com.
VISIT THE AUTHOR:
MY AUTHOR WEBSITE:
MY AUTHOR FACEBOOK PAGE: Children's Author Lynne Marie
MY AMAZON.COM AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.amazon.com/Lynne-Marie/e/B0065SF8EO/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1
My Word Playground (Writing and Reading for Children)
MY YOU TUBE CHANNEL: