Barb Lieberman loves few things more than writing for children… well, almost nothing more. Here is an interview with her, where she lets you find out more about her and her books.
1. Pretend we are all children and tell us 5 things about yourself which you consider the most important!
That I’m honest, work very hard, am very loyal, love deeply, and believe in honoring the creativity inside each of us.
2. Why do your write books for children? What motivates and inspires you? How do your books come to life?
I wrote Treasure of Ravenwood at my daughter Ellie’s request, when she was four years old. I was writing other stories and she asked for her own fairy tale, a combination of Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast. The character of Mouse was inspired by Ellie, who is strong and loyal and filled with wonder. As far as how it came to life, I went to that inner place where the stories wait and opened a door, or in this case a large iron gate, and the story flowed out. When that happens, I just type and type, and later am amazed by what I’ve written.