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Author/Illustrator Interview: Grace Lin

I am absolutely THRILLED to be interviewing Grace Lin today! Grace Lin is a Taiwanese American children's book author and illustrator - and a really impressive one at that. Her work is always charming and endearing. And her work is always excellent storytelling.

Grace's most recent book is the Newbery Honor-winning middle grade fantasy novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is one of my favorite children's books (click here to read my review of it). Grace's next book is the easy reader Ling & Ting: Not Exactly the Same!, which is out in July.

Hi, Grace! Welcome!

What were you like as a young reader?

Well, I have to admit my tastes have not changed a great deal since then. I love to read but if the book does not have a happy ending, I feel completely gypped (as a young reader, I threw away my copy of CS Lewis' The Last Battle with a great deal of disgust). I tend to like "cozy" books--books that are heartwarming an…