Interview with Lizann Flatt

Monday, April 14, 2008.

Photo of Lizann Flatt from Lizann's blog, The Flatt PerspectiveWriting a great story is about knowing the role you’re taking on as the author, the audience you’re trying to reach and the media you’re using.

On this edition of Just One More Book!!, Mark speaks with Lizann Flatt, former editor of the Canadian children’s magazine chickaDEE and the author of four children’s books, about her interest in non-fiction, the difference between stories in magazines and picture books, and balancing being an author of one format and an editor of another.

Books mentioned:

  • Let’s Go: The Story of Getting from There to Here
  • The Nature Treasury: A First Look at the Natural World
  • Backgammon for Kids
  • India (Facts About Countries)

Photo of Lizann Flatt from Lizann’s blog, The Flatt Perspective


Comment by Padma Venkatraman

April 16, 2008 @ 3:41 pm

I’m finally starting to get out of my shell and write comments on blogs instead of just reading them. Thanks for this – I’ll be adding the book about India to my list of “future reading” for my little baby. As an Indian American author (awaiting the release of my first YA novel, CLIMBING THE STAIRS this May from Penguin) I’m always on the lookout for good books about India and Indian culture!

Comment by Alexis O'Neill

April 29, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

Lizann! What a wonderful interview (posted on my favorite website!) It was so nice to get to know more about you and your work. Thanks, too, for a good explanation of the difference between a picture book text and a magazine story. Hope to see you at an SCBWI event before too long! Sounds like your retreat was a big success.

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