We recently had an interview with Scott Menchin, the author of Harry Goes to Dog School. You can check out our review of that book here.
JA: What inspired you to write children’s books?
SM: I became a father and wanted to share my ideas with creatures similar to my daughter
JA: What’s the hardest thing about being a writer?
SM: Turning a good idea into a story that works.
JA: Whose opinion do you value most?
SM: Everyone’s but ultimately you have to trust your own opinion.
JA: Did you always know you want to be a writer?
SM: No. I started out an illustrator and wanted to control the whole show.
JA: What is your favorite book?
SM: The Conquerors by David McKee.
JA: What’s your favorite dessert?
SM: Dark chocolate gelato stuffed into a sliced fresh brioche.
To see more books by Scott, check out his website: www.scottmenchin.com/