this is Jonathan,
an author of children's books
and reader of books of all kinds
Jonathan Stutzman is a best selling, award-winning author of books for kids. His books have been translated in over a dozen languages all over the world. He lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with his wife and their french bulldog Hugo.
Jonathan, what do you do when you aren't writing?
- I read
- I play with my french bulldog
- I like to find ways to cheer people up
- I draw silly things
- I watch old movies
- I eat donuts (Yes. Please.)
- I go on adventures and take photos
- I make films
- I like to run!
What are your favorite books?
There are too many! Some of my favorite writers are: Neil Gaiman,
Arnold Lobel, Mary Oliver, Charles M. Schulz, Madeleine L'Engle,
Dan Santat, Kelly Link, Eric Carle, Brian McDonald, and Bill Watterson.
Why did you become a writer?
I devoured books and comics as a kid, and have been telling stories and playing make-believe ever since. I think everyone has a unique perspective on life and the world, and writing books is how I share mine. Books are powerful. They teach. They give joy, courage, hope. They helped me in many many dark times in my life, and I want to (if I can) give a little light to others. Plus telling stories is SO FUN.