In addition to hosting a puzzle contest, I’m celebrating Alaska Book Week with some flash interviews with some Alaska kidlit authors. Today, I want to introduce you to Deb Vanasse.Name: Deb Vanasse
Location: Eagle River
Home on the Web: www.debvanasse.com
You’re making a float based on one of your books for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. What do you do? Totem pole plus critters all around. First step: Commission illustrator Erik Brooks to bring his brilliant illustrations to life. By the way, Totem Tale has its own coloring pages and music.
The main character for your next book is a dessert. Yes, the yummy after-dinner thing. What dessert is it? Blueberry crisp
What’s an Alaska person or place or situation or theme you’d like to write and/or illustrate a book about? Wilderness adventure with girls
A celebrity falls in love with your book and sings its praises on a tv show, thus making you rich, famous, beautiful, smart, physically fit, etc. Who is this celebrity and what is the show? Stephen Colbert, the Late Show
What Alaska wildflower represents your work in progress? Fireweed
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Categories: Alaska, Children's writing, Interviews, Reading