When we learned that acclaimed children's book author Kate DiCamillo would be coming to Milwaukee for a book talk at Boswell Books, we were thrilled! We had the opportunity to ask her a few questions about our upcoming adaptation of her celebrated book, "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane."
I am not being disingenuous when I say that I am surprised every time one of my stories becomes a *book.* So… to have this story that I wrote alone at my desk in the wee morning hours suddenly become something that people can sit together in a theater and see . . . well, it is a very moving, and unbelievable thing.
Hmmm . . . maybe that the biggest and bravest thing you can do is to love.
The answer is love. Again. Edward learns to love.
I decided in college that I wanted to be a writer. But it took me a good long time to actually start writing. And what helped me on my path? Books, books, books, librarians, books. Librarians.
I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, raised in Clermont, Florida, and currently live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I write for both children and adults and I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Here are a few more facts about me: I am short. And loud. I hate to cook and love to eat. I am single and childless, but I have lots of friends and I am an aunt to three lovely children (Luke, Roxanne, and Max) and one not so lovely dog (Henry). I think of myself as an enormously lucky person: I get to tell stories for a living. Learn more at www.katedicamillo.com