How did you get into writing for kids?
I have always written for kids in a variety of forms – theatre and television. My background in television led to being offered to write the Bindi Wildlife Adventure series and it all snowballed from there.
What’s the best tip you’ve received as a children’s author?
That you’ll always have moments within a manuscript of feeling stuck but just to push through. In fact, that’s often when the magic happens.
Where do you gain inspiration for your books?
My family and my everyday life.
Why is character so important in children’s books?
Character and their desire drives story. Without character there is no story!
Jess Black is an award-winning writer of over forty children’s books. She is the author of the Pepper Creek Ponies, the Tales of Mr Walker series, the Keeper of the Crystals series; and co-author of the Bindi Wildlife Adventure series, the Kaboom Kid series and the Animal Tales series.
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