Pamela F. Service
Photo by Robert G. Service
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
- Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
What’s your favorite line from a book?
- "Goodnight noises everywhere."—Margaret Wise Brown, Goodnight Moon
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
Rosemary Sutcliff, J. R. R.Tolkien, Susan Cooper
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
Because I had stories in my head that needed telling.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
- Don’t be easily discouraged—have faith in yourself, even if no one else seems to. I got 14 years of rejection slips before my first novel was accepted.