Anna Landsverk

Anna Landsverk is a writer, editor, and publishing professional. She lives in Minnesota with her adorable dog and extensive children’s book collection.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Very tricky, but one book I read over and over was Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“I think about him on the other side of that door all the time, even now. How I still had parents before that knock, and how I didn’t after.” Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Kate DiCamillo, Garth Nix, and Carmen Maria Machado

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

Like many authors, I wanted to tell the stories I needed to hear as a kid, particularly the stories of queer folk.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Take opportunities as they come, even if they aren’t what you expected. Who knows—they could lead some interesting places!