Cabin Tales Author Interview #18: Farida Zaman

An interview with Farida Zaman, author-illustrator of I Want to Be: A Gutsy Girl’s ABC, and illustrator of more than a dozen picture books and early readers. Hear about her love of fractured fairy tales, her dedication to creating a signature style, and her own experience of being a gutsy girl when she chose a life in the arts. 20 minutes.

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Cabin Tales Author Interview #17: Lena Coakley

An interview with Lena Coakley, author of young adult and middle-grade fantasy novels, including Witchlanders, Worlds of Ink and Shadow, and Wicked Nix. Hear about Lena’s love of worldbuilding, her ambition to write a sweeping Dickensian story, and her thoughts on daydreaming. 20 minutes.

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Cabin Tales Author Interview #16: Cary Fagan

An interview with Cary Fagan, multi-award-winning author of over 40 books, including short story collections, picture books, middle-grade novels, and adult novels. Hear about his typically lengthy revision process, his love of texts within texts, and his experiments with narrative voice and how he has come to look differently at the idea of rules for writing fiction. 25 minutes.

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Cabin Tales Author Interview #15: Kari-Lynn Winters

An interview with Dr. Kari-Lynn Winters, associate professor of language arts and author of more than 27 books for the very young. Hear about her love of unreliable narrators, her balance of many writing projects at once, and her fear of dogs, horses and ghosts. 25 minutes.

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Cabin Tales Author Interview #14: Robin Stevenson

An interview with Robin Stevenson, author of 29 books for young readers, including board books, picture books, middle-grade novels, young adult novels, and non-fiction for all ages. Hear about her experiments with narrative voice and the early days of her writing journey, when a short story unexpectedly morphed into a teen novel. 20 minutes.

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