Category Archive: Meet the Storyteller

Holly Thompson and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

In this Interview, Holly shares some of her roles and responsibilities being the Regional Advisor of the Tokyo Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (

A Snapshot of Holly’s Life in Japan – Part One of Four

We are privileged to feature Holly Thompson for our Meet the Storyteller here in GatheringBooks this November and December. Interview Wednesday is being hosted this week by the extremely talented Uma Krishnaswami in Writing with a Broken Tusk. Holly is a long-time resident in Japan and has been described as an “artist of the cross-cultural …

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All about Ken Spillman – Part One of Four

I had the honor of meeting Ken Spillman thru the introduction of Serene Wee – our very first featured Storyteller for BehindtheBooks. Ken and I also had the lovely opportunity to exchange a few words during the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) here in Singapore May of this year. There has also been a feature …

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Interview Wednesday: Creative Journeys of Paolo Fabregas

Last week, we posted the First of our 2-part Feature on Paolo Fabregas where we had a Q & A with him about his recently published Graphic Novel: Filipino Heroes League. This time around, we shall be discussing more about his Creative Journeys and his pathways to becoming the graphic novelist that he is now. …

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Narrative of a Book Artist: Suzy Lee

Suzy Lee, our Book Artist for March-April. Click on the image to be taken to the websource.

Thank you very much Suzy for agreeing to be both our Author/Illustrator for our Bimonthly theme: “When Words are not Enough – A Wordless PictureBook Special” this March-April 2011. Truth be told, when Mary saw your website and I noted that you are now based here in Singapore, we knew that you were the perfect …

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Richard Platt’s Diaries – Featured Storyteller for December 2010

It is truly our privilege to have British author, Richard Platt in GatheringBooks for our December Meet the Storyteller Feature. Ever since I discovered his diary series (Roman Diary, Castle Diary, Pirate Diary, Egyptian Diary) I became understandably enamored with this highly creative author who managed to churn out a historical fiction (and a series …

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