Tracy Sue Walker


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning… Make some light.” ― Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Kate DiCamillo, J. R. R. Tolkien, Adam Rex

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

Stories and books have played such an important role in my life, and I wanted to share that with others.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Work hard, keep learning your craft, and don’t give up—persistence is key.