Beth Hautala

Children's Author


Stories Matter

I sat in the parking lot at Target this morning and Kate DiCamillo talked to me about writing. It was an intimate conversation. She talked. I listened. —And for once, all felt well in the writing world.

Yesterday I posted on Why I Write, and as I continue to ponder this question and sift through the myriad of possible answers, I was blown away by how perfectly DiCamillo articulated what I have been trying to—with significantly more success.

MPR—Minnesota Public Radio—aired this interview this afternoon and I believe Grace alone tuned me in, leaving me deeply encouraged and re-inspired. Please, if you do nothing else today, listen to this interview. It is not only worth your time, but it effectively reminds each one of us that story—however it is told—is necessary to the survival of human kind.

"Stories Matter," Audio Interview with Kate DiCamillo