Festival Artistic Director John McLay is a busy chap even when he’s not programming the best Kid’s Literature Festival around. This week he has mostly been interviewing Jeff Kinney – the best-selling author of the Wimpy Kid series – to celebrate the new book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever which is released TODAY! We’ve attached a sneak peak but check out the full interview on the Telegraph website by clicking here
And remember Jeff Kinney will be coming to Bath!! This awesome author will be appearing alongside the Hollywood stars of the Wimpy Kid movies at the Pavilion in Bath on Saturday 3 December at 2pm. Tickets are on sale now from Bath Box Office call 01225 463362 or visit the Kids LitFest website www.bathkidslitfest.com.
Q: Did you ever think you’d write (or draw) for kids?
A: I didn’t! I wanted to be a federal law enforcement agent at one time.
Q: Who were some of the authors you read when you first got into books?
A: I really liked Judy Blume, and my favourite book was Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I liked the main character, Peter Hatcher, because he seemed like an ordinary kid I could relate to. And I liked the humour, which was realistic and not outlandish.
Q: Do you prefer writing or drawing?
A: I struggle mightily with both! I’m almost always under deadline for something, so it takes away a lot of the joy I might have if I could write or draw casually. I crave the satisfaction of being done with something rather than being in the process.