At the SCBWI conference here in Orlando, FL, I was able to chat with the very talented Danette Haworth. She is the middle grade author of the VIOLET RAINES ALMOST GOT STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, THE SUMMER OF MOONLIGHT SECRETS, JACK AND ME, and her upcoming book that will be released in September, A WHOLE LOT OF LUCKY.
I'm a big fan of Danette's books. The characters are so real and I'm instantly sucked into the worlds that Danette creates. I first read VIOLET RAINES when I was still living in Korea and the story brought me right back to Florida with the lightning storms, alligators, thick hot air and swamps. I was homesick! And who wouldn't fall in love with the spunky Violet?
In the interview, Danette chats about her SCBWI success story, why pre-published and published authors should attend conferences, as well as a peek at her upcoming book, A WHOLE LOT OF LUCKY.
Thank you Danette for sharing with us!
You can find Danette on:
Her website: http://www.danettehaworth.com/
Her blog: http://summerfriend.blogspot.com/
And as a special treat, I'm giving away an autographed ARC of A WHOLE LOT OF LUCKY that Danette shared with us! All you have to do is post a comment. (note, later in the week I'm giving away another of her books!) You get an extra point if you tweet, blog, Facebook or share this post with a friend. Just let me know in your post! The deadline to enter is by July 11th.
Thanks for the interview, Christy and Danette! You made the whole process of going to a conference seem a little less intimidating.
Danette, your new book sounds great and I'll definitely be looking for it!
Nice interview, Christina. You are a natural on TV and maybe the SCBWI can hire you to interview more authors. Danette website's first page is beautiful and it's nice how you can read the first pages from her books.
Just forgot to add not to consider me for the special treat. Thanks.
Andrea- I'm so glad it was helpful!
Giora- that is very kind of you. I'd love it if they would hire me!
What a great interview! I'm not too far (SC)... and it'd be great to run into you ladies at an SCBWI event. Carolinas is coming up in Sept.
Please enter me to win LUCKY. It sounds wonderful, a book that my whole family will enjoy.
I love stories like that. Thanks for sharing!
You two are so flippin' cute. So fun to hear both of your voices too!
Thanks for the fun interview! Danette's books are on my TBR list definitelY! I've heard such wonderful things about them!
I really enjoyed reading your posts and listening to the interviews. There's a lot of great advice for writers.
Thanks for sharing them with us!
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