Interview with Jane Cutler

Monday, March 16, 2009.

Some children’s authors end up in their career following a series of events, even misadventures.  In the process, they discover that writing was the right fit all along.

Author Jane Cutler is a perfect example.  After serving as an editor and a failed attempt at being an agent, Ms. Cutler fell into writing with the book Darcy and Gran Don’t Like Babies.  And even though none of her other books took thirty-five minutes to write (yes, thirty-five minutes), Ms. Cutler’s other books reflect that same style and attention to characters.

Mark recently spoke with Ms. Cutler.  We pick up the conversation with a story about her book The Cello of Mr. O, a remarkable story of a concert cellist who performed his beautiful music in the public square of a war torn city.

Ms. Cutler’s new book, Guttersnipe, is due for release next month (April 2009).

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Comment by Lee Wind

March 17, 2009 @ 10:13 am

Hi Mark and Jane,
great interview. It was fascinating to hear the idea that children’s novels (and long picture books) share so much in common with short stories! And the Bach on the harmonica was a great story, too!
thanks so much for this,
Namaste,
Lee

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