In this episode of Bookhounds, meet author Lynne Jonell, who grew up and still lives right here in the Twin Cities. She has wanted to be an author since she was a child. Listen to her talk about her life, her books, and her dream becoming an author and her struggles with illustrating.
“This is what I want to do most in all the world. I want to write books like this for kids like me.”
-Lynne Jonell, age 12
Ms. Jonell grew up in Richfield and now lives in Plymouth. She loves to tell stories and has a wild imagination!
If your kids are strong readers but not mature enough for some bigger kid books, check out Ms. Jonell’s books. These make great read-alouds for a mixed-age family.
Links to information we chatted about. (May contain affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, FFTC earns a percentage of any purchase you make through our link)
Links referred to in this interview with Lynne Jonell
- Roald Dahl Collection – Amazon affiliate link to some Roald Dahl favorites.
- Summer Reading Road Trip was Bookology Magazine‘s summer reading program in 2016.
- Page Break – This webcomic is Jonell’s answer to requests for writing advice..
- Lynne’s Website – Keep up with her latest books.
- The Secret of Zoom – Amazon affiliate link
- The Sign of the Cat – Amazon affiliate link