Recently I had the great pleasure of filming an interview with children’s author Jacqueline Wilson. Jacqueline has sold over 25 million books in the UK alone and was the most popular library book author of the last decade. You can see some of her 15,000 strong book collection behind her in the interview.
Jacqueline was interviewed by fellow author Livi Michael who is currently reviewing the OCA’s Writing for Children course.
Jacqueline was very generous with her time and talked engagingly for nearly an hour on various topics including how she started out as a writer, what her inspirations were as a child, and how she continues to write even when struggling for inspiration.
I have to admit its been hard to edit the footage down given the large amount of great material we had. But to start us off here’s an extract featuring Jacqueline talking about the illustrations of Nick Sharratt which have fabulously illustrated her books since Tracy Beaker in 1991.
We’ll be adding more videos of Jacqueline talking about aspects of writing for children to OCA Elements over the coming weeks.