Special Interest: Young Adult (YA) Classics
“When I became a father I rediscovered children’s literature, and began a quest to find good female role models for my daughter in the books we were reading.”
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Alan’s favorite fictional character(s)?
Listed by their age in the story, and in ascending order: Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Keladry Mindelan (Protector of the Small series), Sabriel (Sabriel), Paksenarrion (The Deed of Paksenarrion), Gandalf (The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings).
Alan’s favorite Linden Tree moment?
Witnessing a customer’s enthusiasm after reading a book I recommended. Children are wonderful for this due to their energy and innocence, but hearing from parents and grandparents is also very special.
What makes Alan’s imagination grow?
20 years as a writer/illustrator in Silicon Valley has introduced me to a VAST cast of characters. But what that really animates me are the fields and forests, mountains and the natural world of the SF Peninsula.