Interview with Author Darcy Pattison

Michelle:  What comes first when you write a picture book – the big picture or the small details?

Darcy Pattison

Darcy:  It’s an interactive process. Sometimes a detail affects the plot or character, but sometimes, the vision drives everything. For PRAIRIE STORMS, the balance of animals dictated so much. For example, I wanted to feature mammals, birds and reptiles. After deciding on which animals to include, I had to research each and learn about their specific habitat and their behaviors, which affected the actual writing, too.

Enter to win the picture book 11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph by Darcy Pattison. We are giving away two on December 21, 2011.  Don’t forget the deadline for entering is December 20, 2011.

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