Category Archive: Wizards of Words

Interview with Christopher Healy

Christopher Healy, our next Wizard of Words, helps readers across the globe find their inner hero. Christopher is the author of The Hero’s Guide trilogy as well as the upcoming The Worst Thing About Saving The World. A New York native, he started his writing career as a video game reviewer but also lent his …

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Interview with Michelle Eastman

Our next Wizard of Words is Michelle Eastman, the author of the new children’s picture book, The Legend of Dust Bunnies, a Fairy’s Tale. She began her career as an elementary teacher in the West Des Moines School District. At Iowa Public Television, she wrote educational content for the K-12 Connections Team, serving teachers and …

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Interview with Cressida Cowell

7 Magic Islands is proud to welcome Cressida Cowell to our Wizards of Words blog. Cressida is the creator of the acclaimed How to Train Your Dragon series. 2014 has been an epic year for this British author with a new Dragon book coming out in June, a second movie adaptation of her most famous …

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Interview with Sarah Prineas

Armed with her computer named Pip, author Sarah Prineas penned The Magic Thief series as well as The Winterlings series. Sarah is the next Wizard of Words! Sarah makes her home in rural Iowa with her “mad scientist” husband, two kids, one cat, two dogs, five goats and the Four Chicks of The Apocalypse. In …

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Interview with Marc Clark

Up next in our Wizard of Words series is Marc Clark. Marc is the award-winning author of The Princess Fables, including such installments as Princess Sabrina and The Very, Very, Very Long Day and The Princess Who Was Very, Very Organized. In addition to penning several acclaimed children’s stories, Marc shot, directed and produced the …

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Interview with Sherri Duskey Rinker

In addition to being our next Wizard of Words, Sherri Duskey Rinker is a working mom turned New York Times Bestselling author with her two big hits: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train. Sherri developed a passion for picture books early in life and was encouraged in her love for illustration and …

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Interview with Sheila Sweeny Higginson

Sheila Sweeny Higginson, author and founder of Inkathinka, is our next Wizard of Words! Our featured storyteller has a long history working and writing for big names in children’s books and media, including Disney, Scholastic and Nickelodeon. She’s committed her professional career and talents to furthering education for children everywhere. Let’s dive right in and …

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Interview with Lara Bergen

Lara Bergen is our next Wizard of Words! This Virginia-born editor-turned-author makes her home in New York. She’s written more than 100 books, delighting readers everywhere with works from Disney, Nickelodeon and her own Sophie series. Fun fact: before becoming an author, Lara wore many hats – she answered fan mail for The Hardy Boys …

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Interview with Bill Scollon

Bill Scollon is a 20-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, producing more than 200 educational videos and DVDs. His written work is featured in the Goners book series, and in many books for Disney properties, including Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Minnie’s Bow-tique, Winnie the Pooh, Sofia the First and much more. He’s produced DVDs like …

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Interview with Kimberly Morris

With more than 60 books to her name, children’s author Kimberly Morris is one of the writers behind popular series including Disney Fairies, Sweet Valley Twins and The Unicorn Club. Morris penned scripts for four children’s shows: ThunderCats, SilverHawks, TigerSharks and MiniMonsters. Her publishers and producers include such prominent names as Bantam, Jim Henson Associates, …

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