In this very special episode of the Read-Aloud Revival, we’re sharing an Author Access with the wonderful Sally Lloyd Jones.

This was an event celebrating her book Goldfish on Vacation, which we read together as a community in RAR Premium.

Sally even reads aloud to us in this one (twice!)

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • beautiful tips for young writers
  • which was the most challenging Bible story for her to write
  • something that means even more to her as a writer than medals and awards

To get the FREE Family Book Club Guide that goes along with this Author Access, text RAR to 33777, or put your email in a little lower on this page.

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2:09Books by friends
4:38A seat to Sally Lloyd-Jones
7:05A completely true made-up story
10:37A story told in two languages
13:02Fiss (fish) names
16:33Working with illustrators
21:09The form of picture books
23:22Writing Goldfish on Vacation
27:09Lady Coco Fitz-Tulip
31:09Sally reads Goldfish on Vacation
37:30Questions about The Jesus Storybook Bible
43:22Sally’s favorite Bible story
49:10A book for writers
53:07Beautiful words
54:30Sally reads Hats Off to Mr. Pockles
1:01027Let the Kids Speak

Books from this episode:

Episode 134
Owl Moon
Strega Nona
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street
The Jesus Storybook Bible Gift Edition: Every Story Whispers His Name
The Giver
This Is Ireland (This Is…travel)
Goldfish on Vacation
Hats Off to Mr. Pockles!
Look! I Wrote a Book! (And You Can Too!)
This Is New York
Finn Family Moomintroll (Moomins)
Apples to Oregon
Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus

Links from this episode:

Books Sally recommends for adult writers:

Quote to remember:

A picture book is a story told in two languages.” – Sally Lloyd-Jones

“One of the things I love about The Jesus Storybook Bible is how it helps me see each story in a fresh and new, in a different way.” – Sarah Mackenzie

“It’s the power of one person to make this huge difference: He did one thing, he was generous with his time, and had this lovely vision… and out of that came all this joy. Then I got an idea for a book.” – Sally Lloyd-Jones

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