I couldn’t be happier. One and a half year ago my favourite publisher phoned, and said: “We want you. You’re going to work with us.” Since then – well, I am a writer and I write. Books for children.
Sooo interesting … © Aneta Žabková
Sure, I’m not Astrid Lindgren, and I’ve never meant to be. But somehow I write – fiction and especially non-fiction because that’s what we do most of all – non-fiction books for kids.
It’s not easy.
Actually, it’s the most difficult job I’ve ever had.
“You wrote this book for souls like me. Can’t wait to get it.” —
“Just ordered, so excited.” —
“STUNNING! Awesome, Katie.” —
How to Be a Wildflower. A Field Guide, by Katie Daisy. Chronicle Books, 2016. Photos: Katie Daisy
This is How to Be a Wildflower, by Katie Daisy, and I purchased it as fast as I could because this beautiful book is “a field guide to living life wild and free”.
I love writing. Letters are my life. Oh, what a cliché! Anyway. Here are some rather good writing quotes. Love it. Don’t you just love reading about writing?
Writing. One of the best things in the world. Photo: Modvive.com
1. WRITE. “The palest ink is better than the best memory.”
– Chinese proverb
2. “Read, read, read.”
– Austin Kleon (Steal Like a Writer)
3. “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time to write.”
– Stephen King
4. “There is nothing like a flair for writing.”
5. “Write. Put one word after another. Find the right word, put it down.”
– Neil Gaiman (Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing)
And Here Is the Special One
“This Writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it.”
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I was just thinking how strange the life is. A year ago I felt like my heart is broken, and couldn’t get through the pain. God, it took so much time!
Are you ready for another step?
Then I went to the Netherlands, I changed my job, and then I did it again – I changed my job and moved my house. Now, here I am, a 31-year-old editor creating books for kids.
Right here, right now I think it just couldn’t be better, man.
I’m so happy and grateful for people who helped me to make my life happier – my boyfriend M. and parents, in particularly. And it’s pretty gorgeous that some people still read me. Yay! It’s just so perfect! Thank you, Danzel!
Let’s look for new book adventures in 2016 together.
May the Force and Light is with you.
You know the story, right? I remember it quite well from my childhood. My daddy always said: “Again THIS movie? No way! We’re going to watch another one!”
However, at Christmas he watched it with me many times, and so far I remember, he had much more fun than me at last! Nice movie, nice memories. Sigh. It’s great to see the story in a book now!
“May there always be someone holding a light to guide you.” — Mila Marquis
I was quiet for a long time, right? I had many reasons (work, in particular). But now… Let me introduce the Dutch children’s book I’ve already mentioned before.
It’s Jip and Janneke, by Annie M. G. Schmidt and Fiep Westendorp who are “the uncrowned queens of Dutch children’s literature”.
These two Netherlands’ preschoolers, Jip’s dog Weenie and Janneke’s cat Sippy seem to be the most famous characters from Dutch books for children.