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My Writing and Reading Life: Joan Holub

The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 22, 2013

ZeroTheHeroJoan Holub is the author and/or illustrator of over 130 books for children, including Zero the Hero, A Kiss for You!, and What Was the Gold Rush?. Her series include the Goddess Girls series (ages 8-12) and the Heroes in Training series (ages 7-10) co-written with Suzanne Williams. She was formerly an associate art director at Scholastic, then became an illustrator, after which she sequed into writing full time—a job she love, love, loves!

PhemeTheGossipGoddessGirls Latest published book …

Goddess Girls #10: Pheme the Gossip (ages 8-12, co-authored with Suzanne Williams)

You wrote it because …

It’s fun putting a humorous middle-grade spin on Greek mythology, and seeing this immortal gossip girl get caught red-handed!

Favorite place to write …

At my inclined drawing table.

Joan Holub's writing desk.

Necessary writing/creativity tool …

Computer and two cats nearby.

Favorite bookshop …

Books of Wonder in NYC.

Currently reading …

Edith Hamilton’s Mythology (for the gazillionth time)

All-time favorite children’s book you didn’t write …


An author you idol …

Lauren Child, Dav Pilkey, Amy K. Rosenthal, Laurie Keller, many more. I like funny, with heart.

GodessGirls10 and HerosInTraining3

A favorite illustrator …

I think this is a golden age of illustration! Here are a few of the many I adore: Scott Magoon, Tom Lichtenheld, Melissa Sweet, and last but not least, our Goddess Girls illustrator, Glen Hanson, and our Heroes in Training illustrator, Craig Phillips.

A literary character to vacation with …

Jarret J. Krosoczka’s Lunch Lady. She’d keep things interesting, and she can cook.

More Joan Holub …

Website: https://www.joanholub.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goddessgirlsbooks
Blog: http://joanholub.blogspot.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/joanholub
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/JoanHolub

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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