What Writers Read: Julie Burtinshaw

What do children’s writers and illustrators read in their spare time? In this series of interviews with B.C. book folks, we discuss everything from guilty reading pleasures to the best literary villains. If you’d like to share some favourites of your own, please leave a comment!

Julie Burtinshaw

What books are on your end table right now?
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, The Tiger by John Vailant, Fit to Kill by James Heneghan, The Great Penguin Rescue, by Dyan DeNapoli

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Who’s your favourite illustrator of all time?
My favourite illustrator of all time is Ted Harrison (The Cremation of Sam Mcgee and other books).

What series did you read growing up?
Enid Blyton’s Adventure Series – couldn’t put them down.

Do you have a guilty reading pleasure?
I love English murder mysteries, even those written by Americans – case in point, Elizabeth George.

Are you more likely to be caught reading a zombie novel or a sentimental romance?
Absolutely, hands down a zombie novel.

To learn more about Julie and her work, please visit her website.
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