134: Interview with Carolyn Crimi

An Interview with Carolyn Crimi

A Funny Conversation on Story Development

February 1, 2019


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Carolyn Crimi is the author of numerous picture books, including Boris and Bella, Where's My Mummy?, and Don't Need Friends. Carolyn Crimi received the Prairie State Award in her home state of Illinois for her body of work and her book, There Might Be Lobsters, won the Golden Kite Award in 2018. She was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and now lives in Illinois with her husband and pug.

We talk about:

  • developing a manuscript inspired by a real life experiences.
  • why you should put your manuscript away for a while.
  • easy tips for seeing your manuscript in a new way.

  • Click here to download the show notes with extra resources!


    Rhonda K. Gatlin
    February 4, 2019

    I enjoyed the podcast 134. I have been struggling with how dramatic to make my character about moving. Aggie pitches a tantrum, but when you talked about your book about the girl who was the boss of the chair I am starting to rethink my story. You said that your editor said she was too unpleasant so you changed her to a cat. I can't change to an animal since this is the third book in my Aggie's Journey Series, but I may need to tone down her reaction. Thanks for the information. Rhonda k. Gatlin rhondakgatlin@gmail.com

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