Children’s Author Trivia Volume 20

Our trivia questions are a bit delayed this week, but better late than never as the saying goes.  trivia-logo

The authors this week come from very different backgrounds and have very different styles, yet both have found their own special niche. And both found time to write even though they were working full time, at least at first.

42. Our first author was a school teacher, when she and her co-author started writing books together. Her first book idea came from a day when she was having a hard time keeping the attention of her students. She imagined they might take notice if she sprouted horns and fangs. This wild idea lead to a series of popular books. At first she and her co-author wrote their books in the school cafeteria during lunch time. Amazing!

43. Our second author began writing secretly when he was a teenager, so his brothers wouldn’t find out. He wrote at least eight novels while working as a carpenter before one was accepted for publication. At first he specialized in mystery novels for adults, but then on an editor’s suggestion, he tried young adult. His first book was such a success that was made into a movie, and many more novels have followed. He has co-written books with his wife, as well.

Leave a comment if you’d like to guess the identity of one or both of these authors.

Edit: The answers are now posted.

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