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Alaska Author Flash Interview: Cindy Lou Aillaud

To celebrate Alaska Book Week 2015, we held flash interviews with our kidlit authors. Check out their answers to five quick, brilliant, and insightful (ahem) questions.

Cindy Lou Aillaud

Meet Cindy Lou Aillaud

Name: Cindy Lou Aillaud

Location: Delta Junction

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You’re making a float based on one of your books for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. What do you do?

I would have the float be a whole playground covered in snow and be 20 degrees below zero. I would have kids bundled up and playing on the playground! I would probably be with the kids on the sledding hill!

That’s the kind of thing that gets you a Teacher-of-the-Year award!

The main character for your next book is a dessert. Yes, the yummy after-dinner thing. What dessert is it?

A snow-cone of course!

What’s an Alaska person or place or situation or theme you’d like to write and/or illustrate a book about?

Denali National Park

A celebrity falls in love with your book and sings its praises on a tv show, thus making you rich, famous, beautiful, smart, physically fit, etc. Who is this celebrity and what is the show?

Ooolala! So lucky!!! I think it would be Oprah, and it would be on her network.

What Alaska wildflower represents your work in progress?

A Pasque flower represents my work in progress. It struggles to push through the snow to be the first flower of the season. Aaahhh, success! I can relate to this because I struggle to finalize a story in my mind before putting it to paper. Then I continue to struggle through rewriting. Until finally, yea, I get it right! Then I bloom!