Guest-Interview-with-Andrea-J.-Loney-episode-143

AN INTERVIEW WITH ANDREA J. LONEY

Andrea J. Loney received the 2014 Lee & Low New Voices Award for her picture book biography Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!, a Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 selection with a starred Publishers Weekly review and an NAACP Image Award Nomination. We talk about getting unstuck including what do you do when writer’s block happens to you, strategies for when you’re writing but you don’t like anything that’s coming out, and tips for handling rejections and what to do when you feel stuck in the submissions process?

We talk about getting unstuck and Andrea’s fun path to get to where she is today including:

– Traveling with the Big Apple Circus
– Working at Disney Studios and on a TV show
– Falling in love with writing while teaching computer skills to vets and others struggling in the job market
– What do you do when writer’s block happens to you
– Strategies for when you’re writing but you don’t like anything that’s coming out
– Tips for handling rejections and what to do when you feel stuck in the submissions process

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