Andrea Debbink is an editor and author with more than a decade of experience in the publishing world. Currently she’s an editor at American Girl where she creates nonfiction content that empowers girls to explore their creative potential. Her new book Spark: A Guide to Ignite the Creativity Inside You just won a 2018 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award. We chatted with Andrea about what it looks like to take a creative risk, her favorite books on creativity, and what creative risks Ashley and I are taking in 2019.
Grab a copy of Andrea's book, SPARK: A Guide to Ignite the Creativity Inside YOU, illustrated by Emily Balsley.
People & Things We Mentioned:
The Lovely Drawer has 25k followers on Instagram and still struggles with getting her posts seen.
Ashley recommends the #amwriting podcast.
Anthony Trollope worked as a mail carrier and wrote before he went to work each day. If he finished a novel before heading to work, he started a new one. Woah.
Books We Talked About:
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Daily Rituals by Mason Curry
Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living by Manjula Martin
How to Be a Happier Parent by KJ Dell’Antonia