Inspiring Young Readers

posted on 12 Dec 2020

An Interview with Sherry Shahan

The Letterpress Project has asked authors and illustrators to think about what has inspired them as artists, what their favourite books are and how they relate to their audience - we've also asked them if they themselves are book collectors.

We are delighted to present an exclusive interview with author, Sherry Shahan. Sherry lives in a laid-back beach town in California where she grows radish and carrot tops in ice cube trays for pesto. While sheltering in place, she’s taking ballet classes in her tiny kitchen via Zoom. Her latest novel is written in free verse and traditional poetic forms, PURPLE DAZE: A Far Out Trip, 1965. It’s a story about love, friendship, and rock and roll and plays out on a stage shared by riots, assassinations, and war.

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You can see what she had to tell us on this link to her interview: