INTERVIEW with Heather Hewitt & Tom Listul

March 25, 2011 at 5:46 am 4 comments

I’d like to welcome Heather Listul Hewitt and Tom Listul.  Thanks for being my guest at KidsRead!

What type of book do you write?

This is the first children’s book that we have written.  So, we are enjoying the whole process of seeing a small idea turn into a full colored book that children will find enjoyable to read.

Can you share with us a little about your current book?

This is a story about a little girl who wakes up for school one morning and finds that her little brother has been replaced by a monkey in his bed.  The story takes you through their day as the little girl tries to explain to everyone about the monkey wearing her brother’s clothes. There is a twist at the end of the story when the truth of the story is revealed.

Do you have any other works in progress? Can you share a little about them?

Tom: I have songs that I have written that are being pitched to artists and record companies.  We are also working on ideas for a new children’s book.

What well known writers do you admire most?

Heather: Since I am a speech pathologist, I work with children every day and I love using children’s books in therapy. I like Eric Carle books, because they are easy to follow and have fun illustrations. I also loved Jan Brett books as a child, because of the illustrations and the neat foreshadowing that always captured my interest.

Good luck on your next project!  Thank you for taking time to talk to us at KidsRead.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nina  |  March 27, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    My daughter would love this one for sure! I’ll be sure to watch for it at my local library!

  • 2. Melani  |  March 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Great to see new faces in the children’s publishing arena. Love the idea of little brother turning into a monkey! Kids should really be able to relate to that. Great blog for kids reads too! Thanks 🙂

  • 3. Supermom by Day  |  March 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    ❤ that you wrote this together!!!! sounds like i need to read this to mymonkeys!!!!!

  • 4. JJ Baker  |  March 26, 2011 at 7:59 am

    love that this is a father-daughter team! Heather, the slp at our school uses books too!


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