Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How to respond to people who think writing books for kids is a warmup act

I stole this from my friend Kerry's blog (visit her at Windmill Watching). Thanks, Kerry! This says it as well as anything I've encountered.

“Many people believe that authors of children’s books eventually ‘graduate’ and go on to write books for adults. That’s like saying your pediatrician may get good enough to, one day, be a doctor for grown-ups.”

from Joy Feldman, author of The Gollywhopper Games


Kerry said...

yay for Joy: that was a good quote!

LucindaF said...

These are a few things I usually use as a response:

Your momma!
You're more of it!
My dad can beat up your dad!
I'm rubber and you're glue...

and if they really tick me off:

meet me at the flagpole at 3:00 you big sissy-face.

But I guess Joy's response is okay.

Jayne said...

I just read that several successful "grown up" authors have begun to write YA fiction. It seems that they find it provides a new and exciting challenge. What - not a step down?!