Mo Willems, author and illustrator was in Dublin week before last for a flying visit. There is a quick run down on his own blog and his interview with Ryan Tubridy is available here. Go to the show on Friday 13th June and Mo’s interview is in the last fifteen minutes. Mo also managed to squeeze in a quick chat with Sarah Webb as she was guest presenting on East Coast Fm.
I’m gutted that I missed a chance to meet the man when he was signing in Eason’s but I am glad that missing him prompted me to go back to his site and find this gem- Willems advice for budding writers and illustrators is -
Remember, your job is to think ABOUT your audience, not FOR your audience
I can’t think of a better piece of advice for anyone interested in engaging young readers!