Children’s Books

Although I work across the genres—essays, articles, children’s books, novels and stories—in my true heart of hearts, I am a fiction writer; I like fiction best and eventually I was able to write and publish fiction for children too. I have loved this work deeply and truly. People often ask if it’s hard to switch voices and genres, but what I find is that I am always writing for the reader in me, and when I write for children, I write for the reader I once was, the one who is still very alive and present inside me.

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Yona Zeldis Mcdonough at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair in Westerleigh Park, Staten Island, Sept. 2010