An Interview with the Author, Judy Delmain

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"Write about something you care about" is some advice Judy Delmain would like to give young authors. She always wanted to be an author, ever since second grade.

"Write about something you care about" is some advice Judy Delmain would like to give young authors. She always wanted to be an author, ever since second grade. She has written five books since then. Delmain is the author of Andy Beane and the Catkin's Tale, which she started work on in 2002, and is currently working on a sequel called Andy Beane and the Tiger's Tale, which goes to the publisher this fall. The hero of her books is Andy Beane, a four year old boy with Down's Syndrome. Delmain is a retired teacher of 45 years, including working at a school for children with Down's Syndrome. Her experience there is one of the reasons she wrote this book. Another reason is because she was looking for a book for a friend who had a child with Down's Syndrome. She could not find anything suitable because the only books available were "How to" books and she wanted one where a child with Down's Syndrome was a main character.

 

Delmain says that the best thing about being an author who writes fiction is you can write whatever you want.  Most of her books are imagination but some parts of them are real. For example, the cats in the book are real cats that Judy has known.  She usually writes stories in her head in the car and when she gets home she puts it on the computer.