Q&A With Children’s Author Elyse Bruce

Writing for children isn’t as easy as you might think. Shana Gorian does a Q&A interview with the author of the Missy Barrett books, and it’s well worth reading!

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Today I’d like to introduce the award-winning and wildly prolific author, illustrator, songwriter, and composer, Elyse Bruce. Her children’s book character, Missy Barrett, travels the world on countless adventures. I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading about Elyse (and Missy) and their many amazing pursuits!

Q. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your books.

A. Stories – whether literary, musical, or visual – have been part of who I am since I was old enough to hold a crayon. Long before I could read and write, I was creating stories and sharing them with whatever audience I had.

The first story I remember making up goes back to when I was three. We were on a family vacation that required hours of highway driving. When I was growing up, cars didn’t have movie screens for passengers in the back seat. Kids didn’t have iPods and tablets that would keep…

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