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I really enjoyed speaking to Sherryl Jordan. What most impressed me was her determination to succeed as a writer. She wrote 12 books before her thirteenth was accepted by mainstream publishers.
Now that she's published many books and won awards in six different countries, she's not sitting back and relaxing. Sherryl is constantly diversifying, experimenting with different genres and writing for a different age of readers (in Finnigan and the Pirates).
She's also considering with care her approach to her next Young Adult novel at a time when the YA fiction market is much changed from when she first started out.
I admire her tenacity and need to 'take a page out of her book' by applying that sort of perseverence to my own writing.