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The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth

Little Bitty Mousie

      “I want to take my turn to tell the stories in ways that I think best.” –
      Interview with Jim Aylesworth
      November 15, 2011 - Conducted by Voicu Mihnea Simandan - a Bangkok based writer and journalist.  This interview posted on Simandan's  blog.


      Jim Aylesworth is an American picture book author who was born in 1943 in Jacksonville, Florida. He now lives and writes in Chicago, Illinois. In this interview, Jim talks about his books, his love for fairytales, reading and writing.

      Voicu Mihnea Simandan: You have been a storywriter for most of your life. How has your writing evolved over time?

      Jim Aylesworth: I think everything evolves, but often so gradually that it goes unnoticed. However, when I look back at some of my early books, they strike me as a bit naïve, so I know I have changed. It’s like my autograph… From the beginning, I’ve been signing my autograph. Gradually, it has changed, and I can’t explain why, nor can I return to the way I signed in the beginning. It’s curious – like I’m a different person.

    To read the complete interview please visit Mihnea Simandan's blog -- Voicu Mihnea Simandan: Writer, Archer, Traveller.

Readers who wish to write to the author may do so by writing: Jim Aylesworth • 55 West Delaware Place, No. 407 • Chicago, IL. 60610. Jim can be e-mailed at: oldfly@ayles.com or reached by phone at: (312) 573-0644.