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T. Katz, a resident of Southern California has been involved in the children's entertainment industry since the early '80s working on hundreds of episodes of animated television and as a music instructor to hundreds of very animated children.
Her latest project is a delightful children’s chapter book, Miss L’eau. We interviewed Ms. Katz to find out more about her new book and her life as a published author.
Thank you for this interview, Ms. Katz. Can you tell us a little about yourself and how long you've been writing?
Having been involved in the children's entertainment industry since the early '80's (working on hundreds of episodes of animated television) and as a current music instructor to hundreds of very animated children - storytelling has always been a part of my world. Writing has also always been a part of my daily routine since childhood, but I started getting serious about it when I was in television production and a particularly prickly boss laughed and told me, "Girls can't write." I immediately went into my office, shut the door and started writing Miss L'eau.
At what point in your life did you make up your mind you were going to become a published author?
Becoming a published writer was never something that I thought was an option for me; it was a bit like becoming a movie star or astronaut, reserved for someone else in another dimension. Still, the compulsion to write never left me, as I just kept writing even though I believed nobody would ever see it. I still don't think of myself as a “writer,” I'm just someone who writes.