Meet the Authors: Derek and Kyle Sullivan
Had you always planned to go the kickstarter route with Monster ABC or had you gone to traditional publishers first?
What books/movies/toys/etc. from your childhood influenced you when creating Monster ABC? What other childhood favorites would you like to recreate in works of your own?
Kyle: We also really loved the Wizard of Oz books by L. Frank Baum and Ruth Plumly Thompson. Those stories were filled with fantastical creatures, some of which brought real danger to the lives of the protagonists. However, both writers created a world in which the danger never felt overtly terrifying. There was dramatic tension but, as a child, you never felt like anything terrible could ever really happen to Dorothy or Scarecrow. That’s the kind of balance that we often look to strike with our children stories—we want enough tension to be interesting, but nothing that’s going to conjure nightmares.
Anything on the horizon we should look out for from you?