Leslie Stall Widener
Happy to stop by!
How did you find your way to becoming a kidlit author, and what do you love about it?
I started out as an illustrator, something I'd wanted to do since I was very young, but along the way I became interested in writing, too. Illustration is very time consuming and I've always had a day job. The work was every evening and weekend until the job was finished. What I love about writing is it's a creative endeavor that I can pursue anytime, anywhere.
I've always wished I could illustrate! So what project of the heart are you working on?
I started working on a historical novel about 8 years ago. It's centering around the experiences of Choctaw people during the time of removal and resettlement in the 1830's
I was just researching a little about that time period. History is fraught with injustice, isn't it.
Yes, it is.
What do you love about working with Kelly?
I can tell that Kelly loves what she does, and that she believes in me. I can't imagine having anyone else as my agent!
Thanks, Leslie, for participating in my blog party!
No problem, Dionna. Glad to do it!