Interview with Jane Cutler

Monday, March 16, 2009.

Some children’s authors end up in their career following a series of events, even misadventures.  In the process, they discover that writing was the right fit all along.

Author Jane Cutler is a perfect example.  After serving as an editor and a failed attempt at being an agent, Ms. Cutler fell into writing with the book Darcy and Gran Don’t Like Babies.  And even though none of her other books took thirty-five minutes to write (yes, thirty-five minutes), Ms. Cutler’s other books reflect that same style and attention to characters.

Mark recently spoke with Ms. Cutler.  We pick up the conversation with a story about her book The Cello of Mr. O, a remarkable story of a concert cellist who performed his beautiful music in the public square of a war torn city.

Ms. Cutler’s new book, Guttersnipe, is due for release next month (April 2009).

Of Foibles and Fortitude: The Cello of Mr. O

Friday, November 3, 2006.

The Cello of Mr. OAuthor: Jane Cutler
Illustrator: Greg Couch
Published: 2004 Penguin USA
ISBN: 0142401749

This straightforward story of hardship and hope reminds us that war may not deter human weakness but neither can it deter human strength.


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