A self-confessed Nancy Drew aficionado, Addie Meyers has followed her passion and made writing an integral part of her life, finding inspiration for her books from the wide range of her experiences. Here she discusses how she went from raising children in Sayville to teaching poetry in schools (Alligators, Monsters & Cool School Poems), researching dyslexia (The Upside Down Kids written with Dr. Harold N. Levinson) and swimming with dolphins (Top Fin.) She also discusses the writing process – refining concepts, finding the right publisher, and ignoring trends in favor of your own ideas. You’ll hear her read some of her poems and the picture book I Don’t Want to Go, revealing at the same time the secret to Grandpa’s super special tomato sauce.
Books by Addie Meyer Sanders via Worldcat.org
- Nancy Drew and Friends (online exhibit from the University of Maryland Libraries)
- Judy Blume on the Web
- Theodor Geisel (Dr Seuss)