“The book that won the Caldecott was my 99th story idea.” My Interview with Andrea J. Loney

Andrea J LoneyEarlier this year Andrea J. Loney’s book, Double Bass Blues, received a Caldecott Honor. When I asked her about that journey she described how her very first book deal was for her 11th manscript. The next book she sold, Double Bass Blues, was her 17th manuscript. In our interview, she talks about the value of collaboration, persistence, and how her experience working at a circus, in theater, stand-up comedy, and writing for TV helped her realize her dream of being a children’s book author.

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You can find Andrea in the following places:
Instagram: @andreajloney
Twitter: @andreajloney
Her books