Marcia Amidon Lusted
Marcia Amidon Lusted has written 130 books and more than 500 magazine articles for young readers. She is a freelance editor and writing instructor, as well as a musician. She lives in New Hampshire.
What was your favorite book when you were a child?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
What’s your favorite line from a book?
“Ah, music! A magic beyond all we do here.” -Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter
Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
For kids: J. K. Rowling, Elizabeth Enright, Suzanne Collins. For adults: Donna Leon, David McCullough, Jacqueline Winspear
Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
I love to tell stories, both real and made-up ones.
Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
Read as much as you possibly can, and all different types of books.