Today I am thrilled to share an interview with author, Linda Elovitz Marshall. She has generously offered to give one lucky winner a copy of her book, THE POLIO PIONEER DR. JONAS SALK AND THE POLIO VACCINE. Leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win this book (US addresses only.) In a year when everyone’s mind is on vaccines, I couldn’t be more excited to read this book.
What were you like at the age of your target audience?
I was a spunky, sassy kid. I loved books and stories. When I was in third grade, my parents got me an encyclopedia for children. They also got me a typewriter. I decided to read the entire encyclopedia. Every night, I would find something else to write a “report” about. Every morning, I would bring my report into school. Fortunately, I had a teacher who encouraged me.
Wow! You would have been my favorite student. I love this idea.
What inspires you?
Anything and everything inspires me. I try to find something new and exciting each day…and add it to my “idea” file. There’s so much to learn about!
What’s the one thing you hope your readers take away from your books?
I like to stress hope and possibility – the possibility of helping to make the world a better place, of doing something useful, and that we all have talents. There are so many types of talents and abilities. I think it’s important to see that sometimes, what seems like a screw-up is, when looked at from a different perspective, actually a talent.
What can we look forward to next?
I have three more books currently in the publishing pipeline. They’ve not yet been publicly announced, so I’ll just mention that two are picture book biographies and the third is a very sweet story told in verse. I’m working on several other projects, including a MG novel. Although I’ve been social distancing and keeping much to myself during the pandemic, I’ve found plenty to write about and I’ve made lots of new writing buddies.
Linda can be reached at: www.lindamarshall.com
Twitter @L_E_Marshall Instagram @LindaEMarshall Facebook: Author Page: LindaMarshallBooks
She’s a judge at https://www.rateyourstory.org and a member of SCBWI, the Authors Guild, and PEN.
Other books released in 2020 by Linda Elovitz Marshall
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