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The Last Cherry Blossom–Carol Baldwin Interviews the Author

Posted by lindamartinandersen on July 21, 2016

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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “Carol Baldwin’s blog:  Meet Kathleen Burkinshaw–Debut Middle Grade Author” posted at


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Have you ever been so excited for someone that you couldn’t stop thinking about it?  Have you ever known something was special before others declared it so?  If this isn’t making sense, I hope it soon will.

Please take time to read Carol Baldwin’s interview with a special debut author, Kathleen Burkinshaw.  Enjoy!


More posts to follow about Kathleen Burkinshaw and her debut book, THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM.

Writing Prompts:

  1. Tell about meeting an author or illustrator for children’s books.
  2. Write a letter to a favorite author or illustrator.
  3. Interview someone who is special to you.  Share your interview with others.

Thank you for visiting “A Writer’s Playground.”  Come again soon and bring a friend. Please leave a comment.  Remember that children 13 and under need an adult to comment for them.  For more fun, sign up to follow my blog.  Thank you!

8 Responses to “The Last Cherry Blossom–Carol Baldwin Interviews the Author”

  1. Thanks for sharing, Linda!

  2. Kathleen said

    Linda, thank you so much for sharing Carol’s blog interview with me about writing THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM and for your excitement. I remember the first time I met you at SCBWI Carolinas at dinner and your words of encouragement. Your support and friendship are very special to me ❤

  3. Joan Y. Edwards said

    Dear Linda,
    Thank you for sharing about Carol’s interview with Kathleen Burkinshaw! The story of Kathleen’s mother surviving the bomb in Japan is an awesome story. I can’t wait to read it.

    Thanks for always being so encouraging to others.


  4. Hi Linda, thank you for shining the spotlight on others. You have a gift of encouragement. Blessings and love to you, my friend. ❤

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