Welcome to the Albert Whitman & Co. author/illustrator podcast series. Every week we interview one of our talented authors or illustrators to explore the inspiration behind our favorite books. This week we are talking with Alison Formento and Sarah Snow of This Tree Counts! Click below to hear the discussion.
Alison Formento’s first picture book THIS TREE COUNTS! proves that trees are for more than just climbing. Alison’s next book, THIS TREE, 1, 2, 3 will be released in 2011. She has written several plays, short stories and poetry and was a co-author of the romance/thriller, PANDORA (WeBooks, 2008). With a background in journalism, Alison’s publication credits include, among several others, The New York Times, The Writer and Parenting. She grew up in Arkansas and now lives in New Jersey, and besides enjoying life with her husband and kids and writing everyday, Alison dreams of someday building a spectacular tree house.
Sarah Snow is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. She is a collage artist, who works with combining found papers and acrylic and watercolor. She grew up in Los Angeles now lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley with her husband and two sons. Her honors include the Joseph Lefevere Memorial Award for excellence in Illustration,1992 and Second Place Jacket/Cover Award New York Book Show, 1995.