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).