SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Alaska Author Flash Interview: Deb Vanasse

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.

Meet Deb Vanasse

Meet Deb Vanasse

Name: Deb Vanasse

Location: Eagle River

Home on the Web: www.debvanasse.com

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

Totem pole plus critters all around. First step: Commission illustrator Erik Brooks to bring his brilliant illustrations to life. By the way, Totem Tale has its own coloring pages and music.

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

Blueberry crisp

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

Wilderness adventure with girls

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?

Stephen Colbert, the Late Show

What Alaska wildflower represents your work in progress?

Fireweed