Interview with Alvina Ling

Monday, March 26, 2007.

Alvina LingMark speaks with editor Alvina Ling about her progression in the book publishing industry, the role of an editor, and taking risks to bring Jimmy Liao’s magical book, The Sound of Colors, to North America.

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Comment by Emily

March 26, 2007 @ 1:07 pm

another great interview!

Comment by gail

April 2, 2007 @ 10:25 am

Not sure how I found this site, but glad I did. Wonderful interview with Alvina Ling! Loved hearing about the behind the scenes process of developing “The Sound of Colors”. I’m adding this site to my morning reads so I can catch up on more interviews. Thanks!


Comment by Just One More Book!!

April 2, 2007 @ 4:31 pm


I’m so glad you found us and even more glad that you have taken the time to share your thoughts.

Welcome to the JOMB community. We’re pleased to meet you!

Comment by Alvina

April 3, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

Thanks for this opportunity, Mark and Andrea! It was a pleasure being interviewed.

Comment by jarrett

April 4, 2007 @ 10:05 am

Wow! That was a WONDERFUL interview, Alvina! You sounded great!

Comment by Just One More Book!!

April 4, 2007 @ 10:34 am


How nice of you to drop by. I really enjoyed your interview on 7-imp last week and, as a result of all the wonderful 7-imp words, made a point of getting my hands on your books just this Monday past.

Welcome to our JOMB community. We hope we hear from you again soon!


Comment by Jules

April 5, 2007 @ 4:17 pm

Woo hoo! We’re getting ready to interview Alvina in our blogger interview series (we’re slowly making our way through all the wonderful Blue Rose Girls), and we’ll FOR SURE have to link to this. Thanks! As usual, you all rock.

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Comment by Greg

October 15, 2007 @ 12:34 am

Fantastic interview. I have a few books that Alvina has edited on my bookshelf, and they’re both wonderful. I hope she’s around for a long time.

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