My mum recently interviewed me about our children’s book series, Myrtle the Purple Turtle. I must say, creating these books with my mum has been the highlight of my career. I hope you enjoy!
I’ve been wanting to interview my co-author, Lauren Reyes-Grange.
But how do you do that when she is your daughter, as well as the person who inspired the first Myrtle the Purple Turtle book?
I decided to put on my professional interviewer’s hat — after all, I’d done thousands of interviews in my journalistic work. Here goes:
When did you first realize you loved to tell stories?
LRG: I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love to read stories, write stories or tell stories. I am fairly certain I was born with a wild imagination. Pair that with two parents who were superstar journalists (and naturally fantastic storytellers), and I think I was bound to catch the bug, too.
What was it like growing up in a house of storytellers and writers?
LRG: It was wonderful. I loved hearing stories about my parents’ work, about their day. My parents…
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