Tuesday, July 12, 2022

On the 50th Anniversary of Margaret K. McElderry Books, Shelf Awareness Interviews Children's Author Susan Cooper

It's a big deal when a children's imprint hits 50 years - and so this interview by Siân Gaetano, children's and YA editor at Shelf Awareness with author Susan Cooper, who was edited and published by Margaret K. McElderry, is well-worth reading.

screen shot of the Shelf Awareness article, THE WRITER'S LIFE: Susan Cooper: 'Much Love, Margaret'

Among the highlights shared are moments from Susan and Margaret's correspondence, including Susan writing:

As a person she was a wonderful discovery, warm and encouraging; we were instantly friends, and when I tentatively mentioned my glimmer of an idea for a new book she wrote later, "I'm terribly keen to know how the next idea--the fantasy set in England--is coming along, so please do go on 'brooding gently' and I'll await the results with all the patience I can muster."

Susan's classic five-book fantasy sequence The Dark Is Rising ended up selling millions of copies worldwide. Read the full interview here.

Illustrate, Translate, and Write On,

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