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Interview: Alexander McCall Smith, author of Book #1: The Five Lost Aunts of Harriet Bean

Oct 1, 2006

October 2006 Alexander McCall Smith, author of the Harriet Bean series, has written more than 50 books for both children and adults. In this interview with Kidsreads.com's Terry Miller Shannon, McCall Smith explains why the idea of a girl with quirky relatives appealed to him and describes two hilarious real-life aunts who provided him with inspiration for them. He also reveals why many of his books tend to revolve around detectives and shares details about his future projects for young readers.

Interview: Kay Thompson, author of Eloise

Oct 1, 2002

Q: What has the reaction been like from Eloise fans since the three original sequels were re-released in 1999/2000?

HK: Everyone (including me) is thrilled they are back in print. Whenever I do signings, the most asked question (after "Do you get writer's cramp?" . . . I don't) is when will we get the other books back --- including Bawth. Now they are all available at last.