Here’s Part 2 of the video interview with Mark G Mitchell in Austin, Texas … talking about illustrating the chapter motifs for my children’s novel, SECRETS OF EROMANGA; the novel’s Australian Society of Authors’ mentorship; jumping a slush pile; researching a novel on a fossil dig in western Queensland – the inside story; doing school visits in Australia.
I have no fear of public speaking in front of a roomful of children, or adults, well, except for a few tummy flutters beforehand. But nothing was as fearful as being the subject of a video interview.
That’s how I felt when I was in the United States last year and Mark G. Mitchell, an illustrator, author, blogger, interviewer and SCBWI member from Austin, Texas set up an interview between he, his trusty, tiny camera and me .
There we were in the Children’s Section of the beautiful library in Austin with the camera set up on a tripod and all ready to go … scary! But under Mark’s wonderful ability to put people at ease and his great questioning techniques, I forgot the camera was there. As you can see when I tell a few secrets!
Here’s Part 1 in the video Mark made where I talk about the writing of Secrets of Eromanga, and about my journey to being published. And a few other bits and pieces. (I look a bit dorky at the beginning … put it down to shaking legs!) Part 2 will be posted tomorrow.
Check out Mark’s website link to his very successful How to be a Children’s Book Illustrator So many interesting and useful articles, videos etc that will fascinate illustrators, artists and author alike. Mark also runs online classes. Thank you, again, Mark, it was a great experience for this first-timer!