AN INTERVIEW WITH VIVIAN KIRKFIELD
Vivian Kirkfield’s career path is paved with picture books. She shelved them at the library during her college years. She read them to her students when she taught kindergarten. And now, she writes them. She is the author of Pippa’s Passover Plate (Holiday House); Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book (PomegranateKids); Sweet Dreams, Sarah (Creston Books); Making Their Voices Heard: The Inspiring Friendship of Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe (Little Bee Books); and From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Vivian lives in the quaint New England village of Amherst, New Hampshire where the old stone library is her favorite hangout and her grandson is her favorite board game partner. You can visit her website at Picture Books Help Kids Soar where she hosts the #50PreciousWords Writing Challenge.
We talk about:
- Manuscript Wishlist
- How to connect to the larger community
- Most important things to do as new writer
- What do you need
- 4 Ps that you need to keep going when you don’t feel like moving forward