Interview with Rachna Gilmore

Monday, April 9, 2007.

Rachna Gilmore Just One More Book! is a regular contributor to the online Children’s Literature Monthly Journal, The Edge of the Forest. This information-packed online resource includes book reviews, interviews, the latest news from the online children’s/YA literature community and much more.

Our monthly audio segment is called Sounds from the Forest. This month’s segment includes an excerpt and some outtakes from our interview with Rachna Gilmore.

Mark speaks with author Rachna Gilmore (on JOMB) about her writing as neither work nor play, but “plark”, writing from the child inside and authenticity in characters.

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Fishy Water-Coloured Memories: When-I-Was-a-Little-Girl

Wednesday, November 28, 2007.

When-I-Was-a-Little-GirlAuthor: Rachna Gilmore (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Renne Benoit
Published: 2006 Second Story Press
ISBN: 1897187122

They say comparison is the source of all suffering. Yet, while we can usually resist comparing one child to another, most of us are guilty of the occasional contrast between our children and our former — possibly imagined — selves. This hilarious and delightfully ambiguous book allows us to chew on and chuckle at this perennial parental ploy.

Interview with Christine Tripp

Monday, November 26, 2007.

Christine Tripp and her dog, JakeI’d always thought the children’s book publishing industry demanded its community to be based in obvious big cities like New York, Toronto and London so it’s exciting to find out that there are amazing children’s book authors and illustrators living in and around Ottawa, Canada, the hometown of Just One More Book!. In fact, locals including Rachna Gilmore, Ben Hodson and Andree Poulin have all been guests of our show.

Two weeks ago we met another homegrown talent when we were joined for our coffee and recording routine by illustrator Christine Tripp. On this edition of Just One More Book! Ms. Tripp talks about how technology has made it possible for her to work in Ottawa, working with Art Directors and some of the taboos in children’s book illustrations.

Dispelling our Darkness: Lights For Gita

Wednesday, February 7, 2007.

Lights For GitaAuthor: Rachna Gilmore (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Alice Priestley (on JOMB)
Published: 2003 Tilbury House Publishers (on JOMB)
Original publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 0884481514

This carefully crafted tale of homesickness and hope combines the universal experience of long-awaited plans foiled by weather with the grief of a young girl pining for her far off home. This book leaves us with the powerful insight that its up to each of us to fill our darkness with light.

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Friday, October 13, 2006.

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