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Older houses have attics for storage.  


Even people who don't have an attic usually have one room or closet or area where they put everything that they don't know what to do with, or that they don't have room for anyplace else.

This is my internet attic room.

Sparkly Something

My daughter Beth's beautiful (and sparkly!) hand-made creations. 

Author School Visits by State

Author Kim Norman's helpful list for people trying to track down authors by where they live.

Stephen Ministries

My husband Jim was a trained Stephen Minister. This non-denominational volunteer organization provides an empathetic ear for those who need someone to talk to.


Simply because this is a good organization that does good work. Birthright helps women and girls facing problem unplanned pregnancies.


Fawn Meadow Wood Crafters

Because we're related, and because Bruce does incredible work.

I belong to a group called Rochester Area Children's Writers & Illustrators, which is a network of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. This is an organization for people actively working in the field of writing or illustrating children's books. ("Actively writing" does not necessarily mean "published" but it means more than thinking about writing "someday, when I have the time.") Meetings are in the evening, the first Thursday of the month. 

Rochester Children's Book Festival. An annual one-day gathering of authors and illustrators. We sell books, meet with the public, give mini-presentations and workshops. Parking and admission to all Book Festival events are free. 





Andrea Page's Blog

  • Interview and book review for Squirrel on Stage (Oct. 2022)

  • Interview and book review for Squirrel in the Museum (Apr. 2019)



Children's Book Corner  interviewed by Judy Bradbury

Interview in Time Travels Time Two (October 2016)

conducted by Susan Olson.


Debbi Michiko Florence's Blog

  • Interview re. 23 Minutes (2016)

  • Interview  (2013)

You can read more about Debbi at her website. 


Awake at Midnight interview conducted by JS Daly (Feb. 2014)


Holiday House Q & A regarding 8 Class Pets (November 2011)


OK, it's not so much an interview but an article:


I wrote in response to an invitation from David Harrison.


* A note for teachers, librarians, and students I've met over the years at the Children's Literature Festival in Warrensburg, Missouri:  David also has a blog post about that festival--including a list of authors and illustrators who formerly participated and their contact info. Visit that post here.

Critique Group Interview by Cynthia in her on-going series about (2011).   Cynthia has a great website with wonderful information for writers and book lovers. 



Interview conducted by Carly Reads! for the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (2010)


Interview in The ALAN Review (Fall 2004) 

Vivian Vande Velde biography by Candie Moonshower.jpeg

Want to know even more about me?

Take a look at Something About the Author, available at many libraries.

(I'm so tickled and yet blush to mention it

—there is a biography of me.)

Vivian Vande Velde:  Author of Fantasy Fiction
written by Candie Moonshower as part of the "Authors Teens Love" series.

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