Thursday, November 17, 2016

Q&A with Mark Pett

Mark Pett is the author and illustrator of the new kids' picture book This Is My Book! His other books include Lizard from the Park and The Girl and the Bicycle. He lives in the Mountain West.

Q: What does This Is My Book! say about creativity and ownership? 

A: I generally like to leave that up to the reader but I think it says that as artists sometimes we need to let our subjects lead us.  

Q: How did the panda end up taking over the book?

A: I like the Panda's happy go-lucky yet confident approach to life--he's the perfect foil for a controlling author.

Q: How have readers responded to the book?

A: Children seem to really enjoy watching me as an author get frustrated by my lack of control.

Q: What are you working on now?

A: I'm working on a lot of projects right now but I'm not ready to reveal anything just yet.

Q: Anything else we should know?

A: Visit for updates, and visit me on twitter at

--Interview with Deborah Kalb

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