Saturday, June 27, 2009
Interview With Skippyjon Jones Author Judith Schachner
You know how when I was in Philly, I met Judith Schachner, author of the Skippyjon Jones children's books? Well, I was thinkin', I should ask her for an interview, and then I was thinkin' even more, and I thought...you know what would be great? If I let Riley ask the questions. After all she's the one who loves the books so much. Well, Judith said yes, and Riley said yes and then Seth got involved and you know, I couldn't be left out, so here you go:
From Riley: (9 years old)
1) Is it true there will be a Skippyjon Jones movie?
We happen to be working on that right now so keep your fingers crossed!
2) Will you direct the movie?
No. I'm too busy writing more Skippyjon adventures.
3) Do you know a cat in real life who thinks he's a dog? Our cat Sam thinks he's a dog and chews everything.
Our cats retrieve like dogs do. And Chicopee attacks his sock monkey just like our dog Buster attacks his toys.
4) Have you written other books besides Skippyjon Jones books?
Oh yes. My favorite is Yo Vikings. My website has all my books on it. http://www.judithbyronschachner.com/
From Seth: (six years old)
5) Do you really have a cat named Skippyjon Jones?
Yes. Skippyjon lived with us for 9 years before he passed away. I've attached a picture of him when he was very young.
From Me: (40 years old)
1)What's the best part about writing children's books?
I get to be an 8 year old my whole life. I always made up stories and drew pictures when I was young and now I do it every day as an adult.
2) What advice would you give those who want to write books for children?
Read! Read! Read everything you can get your hands on. Reading will teach you everything you need to know about writing. Again, thank you!
Thank you Judith Schachner. We really appreciate it, and thank you for the picture of the young Skippyjon. You've made our day!