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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shelf Elf Interviews Beth Kephart!


Shelf Elf just did a fabulous interview with our Author in Residence, Beth Kephart (remember, there's just one week left to enter her latest challenge: Then and Now!).

Here's a little snippet from Beth, in response to one of many insightful questions from Shelf Elf, that will leave you wanting more:

"What is the most difficult part of writing for you, and what aspect of writing is the most fulfilling?"

"The most difficult part of writing is working on a project for years and years, as I do, with the grave uncertainty of whether or not anyone but me will ever love the book, will ever publish it, will ever buy it. It is a lonely and trembling enterprise. The most fulfilling is finding a way to tell the story you want to tell and finding those readers with whom the story resonates."

Read the full interview here.

6 comments:

Beth Kephart said...

Thank you so much, Melissa (and Shelf Elf!).

xo

b

Shelf Elf said...

It was my treat Beth, to interview you! Thanks for the mention here as well readergirlz!

Vivian said...

Yay, for Beth!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Such a beautiful interview!

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