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What inspires someone to pick up a pen or paintbrush and create a story? Read about the events and motivations that shaped our talented authors and illustrators.
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Bonny Becker
Bonny Becker
Kate DiCamillo
Megan McDonald
Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness
Stephan Pastis
Stephan Pastis
Teresa Flavin
Teresa Flavin

Meet some of the writers and illustrators whose imagination and talent make our books so unique. This month, the Candlewick light shines on:

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The Flint Heart Read a Q&A with The Flint Heart authors Katherine and John Paterson
The Flint Heart
Love Waves Download a Q&A article with Love Waves author Rosemary Wells
Love Waves
Sammy in the Sky Download a Q&A article with Sammy in the Sky author Barbara Walsh
Sammy in the Sky

Many of our authors and illustrators have their own Web sites. Find out which ones, and check them out here!

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