Kristin L. Nelson

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Kristin L. Nelson loves writing books for children. She has written several titles on animals, famous places, and other topics of interest to young readers.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss (I Can Read with My Eyes Shut)

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Children’s book authors: Robert McCloskey, Ezra Jack Keats, and Shel Silverstein.

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I wanted to write nonfiction so I could teach children about our amazing world and capture their imaginations through words and pictures.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Find a passion and start writing!