An Interview with Lisa Kalma
Meet Lisa Kalma! Her interview is On the Scene, on the blog button. It’s where you can read about her life down under!
Lisa is Australian, but she’s a lot like me. She’s an author and a primary teacher, but she’s taught preschool to class 6 (6th grade). She loves building kids’ literacy skills with great books. She also reads aloud with lots of personality. Me too!
Lisa lives with her husband, son, and elderly cat in Canberra, Australia. She’s very creative. She’s been writing and drawing stories and poems as long as she can remember. If you see Lisa on holiday, or at the beach, or even the dining room table, you’ll see her and her sketchbook. When she’s not writing or drawing, she’s in her craft room with either polymer clay or a good book. Life down under sounds wonder-ful!
This is Lisa’s cover holder. It looks good, but I bet the real one will look even better! The story sounds good too . . . Something strange is happening at the llama farm. They’re talking, but anything can happen in a story! Lisa wrote about a quirky bunch of llamas who just want to be heard. With its rhyme and repetition, it’s a perfect beginning reader. If you love Dr. Seuss, Mo Willems, or Aaron Blabey, you will love My Llama Drama too! It will be out late April/early May.
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!