Meeting someone new and interviewing them is a lot harder than when I’ve been reading someone’s books for years and feel as if I know them inside and out. But it’s a fun sort of challenge, once in a while. There are authors you’ve heard of but never read, and then there are the Rebecca Steads, where I haven’t even heard of them until just before meeting them. What you need then is a book that you like a lot.
And I loved When You Reach Me, and the idea of seeing Rebecca in London and finding out more about her was a great idea. It rained rather, but the ginger cake was good. And Rebecca turned out to be a really nice person. Thank goodness for that unusual New York education!
Read the interview here.
Then read When You Reach Me.