A Bittersweet Interview – Listen to an Interview with Connie Wooldridge and the Late Andrea Cheng

Its been over a year now since my writer-friend Andrea Cheng died – too quickly and too young – of cancer. She wrote some marvelous books, some of which are reviewed on my website, and she gave me invaluable advice about my writing over the years I knew her.

Quite a few years ago, Andreas husband, Jim, interviewed the two of us for a podcast for the publisher Lee & Low. We chatted for 30 minutes about how we both go about writing nonfiction. The link is below if youd like to get a taste of how differently we writers go at our craft. More importantly, youll get to hear the voice and the thoughts of a childrens writer who honed her pieces until they were pitch perfect. Andreas stories (Etched in Clay and The Year of the Book are two of her best) were delicate and insightful and they poured out of her.

I miss her.  The world of childrens books misses her.

Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge, Author

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