Vanessa Brantley Newton was recently interviewed by KidLit TV’s StoryMakers! Hosted by Rocco Staino, StoryMakers is a talk-show style series that interviews bestselling children’s authors and illustrators.
Vanessa and Rocco discussed some of Vanessa’s recent picture books, such as Mary Had a Little Glam. Vanessa is pretty stylish herself, something she learned from her mother! Vanessa has also done remarkable work in historical fiction with books such as The Youngest Marcher and Sewing Stories. They discussed her variety of styles, including her fondness for the unique style of collage. We also got a sneak peek at her upcoming work, Grandma’s Purse, which she both wrote and illustrated, plus some discussion of the trademark diversity of all her works.