Donald Hounam

Interview

What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Treasure Island

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Abandoning a lifelong belief that to name happiness is to dissipate it, she smiled at herself in the mirror and told herself silently, You are happy, Eleanor.” (Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House)

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Jackson

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

One thing sort of led to another…

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Madonna said it best: “And if at first you don’t succeed, here’s some advice that you should heed: You get up again, over and over. You get up again, over and over. You get up again, over and over. You get up again, over and over.”