We're so excited to share with you this interview with author-illustrator Andrea Tripke!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your writing career.I love my job. I am not a person who can just sit around for very long time doing nothing. I started writing only a few years ago. 2. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? After being commissioned to illustrate my first picture book, I was hooked. Naturally I was wondering if I could come up with my own stories… 3. Why are you a writer? Illustrating my own ideas and stories is the best thing ever! I have so many ideas. Instead of just painting a single image, I come up with a story for a whole book. 4. What is your writing schedule like? I don’t have a writing schedule. Our critique group asks for submissions during the first week of each month, and I usually start brainstorming and writing a few days before due date. If something comes up, I write it down and submit. Working under pressure does make things happen.
16. What do you do when you're not writing?