Welcome to SCBWI-MI's NEW Book Birthday Blog!
Where we celebrate new books by Michigan's children's book authors and illustrators
BIG congratulations to Debbie Diesen on her newest book, Hello, Fall!
How did you come up with the idea for your book?
Hello, Fall! grew from a previous book of mine, Bloom. Hello, Fall! is not a sequel per se, as it has a different main character; but both books feature the natural wonders of the seasons and celebrate the family love that grows from sharing experiences together.
What was the most difficult part of writing this book?
A challenge I faced while writing Hello, Fall! was the balance of keeping a connection to the style and approach of Bloom while also letting this book be different from and independent of Bloom.
Who is your author idol and how have they influenced your work?
I have many author idols, but I think the most important influence on my work has been the collective mentorship of my writing group. The nine of them are each talented, kind, and wise. Their feedback and support have positively impacted every aspect of my development as a writer. And they’ve made me a better person as well!
Where can we find your book?
Hello, Fall! is carried by many libraries and can be purchased from your favorite bookstore.
Here are different ways to buy Debbie's book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374307547
A little bit about the book: A young girl and her grandfather explore and celebrate the beauty and bounty of autumn in this picture book for children.
A little bit about the author: Deborah Diesen is the author of many children’s picture books, including the NYT-bestselling The Pout-Pout Fish. She loves playing with words and rhymes and rhythms. She has worked as a bookseller, a bookkeeper, and a reference librarian. She and her family live in Michigan.
Web site: www.deborahdiesen.com