Interview with Mary Ann Hoberman and Deborah Freedman

Monday, September 17, 2007.

Mary Ann Hoberman (photo courtesy of Little Brown and Company)Sometimes, a passion for children’s books — especially creating them — extends through generations of the same family. Take for example Mary Ann Hoberman, an accomplished author of over forty children’s books and many more poems, and her niece Deborah Freedman, an architect who’s first children’s book, Scribble, was published earlier this year.

On this edition of Just One More Book!, Mark speaks with Mary Ann Hoberman and Deborah Freedman about creativity, memory, children’s books and how these two creative women have influenced each other in their work.

Books mentioned:

PEN essay mentioned: Mary Ann Hoberman, “And Yet…”

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Comment by Fay Manus

October 25, 2007 @ 7:37 am

As a children’s poet,with my own work appearing in magazines, I especially enjoyed this interview. I’m familiar with, and love Mary Ann’s work, and congratulate Deborah’s accomplishment of a 1st book.
I’ll be purchasing a copy. I missed questions & answers about… how long to write, revisions?, the publishing process? I assume Aunt Mary Ann’s connections were helpful with publishing. I need an Aunt Mary Ann for my collection.
Good interview!……………thanks, fay………

Comment by Mandy

April 25, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

I enjoyed your interview very much. I stumbled upon your web-site as I was researching authors of children’s books. “The Cozy Book” is one of my very favorite children’s books. I check it out of the library once in a while just like I would visit an old friend and then enjoy it with my children. I’ll enjoy your web-site in the future I’m sure. Thanks, Mandy

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