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Original Essays | September 18, 2014 1 comment
On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
Laura Godwin and Ann M. MartinDescribe your latest project.
The Runaway Dolls is the third book about Annabelle Doll, Tiffany Funcraft, and their doll families. In this story, Annabelle thinks she has found her long-lost baby sister, but when her parents refuse to believe this, Annabelle sees no solution other than to run away along with Tiffany, their brothers, and the new doll. They soon realize that this was not a good idea, but finding their way back home is much easier said than done. Along the way, the dolls have many unexpected adventures and make some unusual new friends.
Laura: I'd like to be friends with Pippi Longstocking. She'd be a very entertaining friend to have. I think she'd always be up for an adventure. Plus, she's a very good storyteller, so I'd never be bored I wouldn't even need to bring a book to read!
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
Atticus stood up and walked to the end of the porch. When he completed his examination of the wisteria vine he strolled back to me.
What was your favorite story as a child?
What do you do for relaxation?
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Tell us about your pets.
If you could pick anyone to illustrate one of your books, who would it be and why? Conversely, if you're an illustrator, for what author would you like to illustrate?
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Ann M. Martin grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. She has been a teacher and an editor of children's books. Many of her books are based on personal experiences.
Laura Godwin, who also writes under the pen name Nola Buck, was born and raised in Alberta, Canada, and currently lives in New York City.