David A. Adler has written 250 books interview by David Alan Binder

posted Jan 13, 2016, 6:31 AM by David Alan Binder   [ updated May 16, 2016, 6:41 AM ]

Author David A. Adler has written 250 books interview by David Alan Binder

David A. Adler is a bestselling author of 250 children and young adult books both fiction and non-fiction as of January 2016. As you are reading the interview, feel how down to earth and approachable he is and how ego-less he is.  This extraordinary man is ordinary as well.

He is currently in the news for winning the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for beginning reader book, Don't Throw It to Mo! written by David A. Adler and illustrated by Sam Ricks

  His website:  http://www.davidaadler.com/ or http://www.camjansen.com/

 His list of books are on this page: http://www.davidaadler.com/newsletter.htm

 His Good Reads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15856.David_A_Adler

 Amazon Page:  http://www.amazon.com/David-A.-Adler/e/B000APLKHW

 Start Interview

 1.       Where are you currently living? 

             I live in NY.

 2.       When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 

             I was a math teacher and wrote something.  I liked it, so I submitted it to Random House             in 1971.  The manuscript was accepted and published in 1976 --"A Little At A Time."  It                 has since been reissued by Holiday House.

 3.       How long on average does it take you to write a book? 

         It varies from book to book.  Sometimes I have trouble finding the voice for my story.

 4.       What is your work schedule like when you're writing? 

         I am always writing.  I begin my writing day at about 8 AM and keep at it until the late                 afternoon.

 5.       What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?  

         Not now, but in the past, I would cut my hair while I struggled to find the voice for my story.          I just cut without looking.

 6.       Did you self-publish or have a publisher? 

            Others publish my books.  I don't.

 a.       If publisher, who is the name of your publisher and in what city are

they? 

Over the years I have had 20 publishers.  Most are in NYC,.

 7.       Do you have any feelings about eBooks vs. print books and alternative vs. conventional               publishing?  

  Books are books.  I just hope each of mine finds an audience.

     a.                 If you have an agent how did you acquire one? 

 

I was already widely published when I became connected with an agent.

 8.       Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?  

           Ideas are like the air we breathe.  Ideas are all around us.

 9.       What do you like to do when you're not writing? 

             I read.  I play with my grandchildren.  I babysit them and occasionally change a diaper or             two.

 10.     What does your family think of your writing? 

 I think they're proud of my work.

 11.     How many books have you written? 

I have had 250 books published.

 12.     Which is your favorite? 

 I don't have just one favorite book.

 13.     Do you have any suggestions to help others become a better writer? 

           Enjoy the rewrite process.

 14.     Do you hear from your readers much? 

Yes.  I get lots of letters.

 15.     Who is your main audience for your books? 

School-age readers.

 16.     As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Older -- Ha Ha!!!  I wanted to be a cartoonist.

 17.     Why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?  

         I have written in many genres.  I have written math books, mysteries,

biographies, Holocaust books and more.

 18.     What do you think most characterizes your writing? 

Accessible.

 19.     How did you get to be where you are in your life today? 

 Where am I?  I just keep writing and loving it!!

 20.     Are you a full-time or part-time writer? 

 I'm a full-time writer.

 21.     What are some day jobs that you have held?   

 I taught math for nine years.  I was and editor and a financial writer.

 22.     Did any of them impact your writing? 

 Everything I have done impacts my writing.

 23.     What are some ways in which you promote your work? 

 I visit lots of school to speak to the students.

 24.     What do you like to read in your free time? 

         Newspapers, mysteries and biographies.

 END OF INTERVIEW

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