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Jarrett Krosoczka - Children's Book Author/Illustrator
Posted: 08/28/2006

Who:
Jarrett Krosoczka

What do you do:
Children’s book Author/Illustrator

Where do you work:
Boston, Massachusetts

When did you realize you wanted to write children’s books:
When I was a senior in high school I came across a few current children’s books that were out there and it got me thinking about the possibility of picture books. By the time I went to college I knew I wanted to write and illustrate picture books. It all stems from wanting to play with pictures and words together as an art form.

Why work in this field:
For me to be able to write and illustrate is awesome because I get to have full control over this little world. I love being able to create these characters, the worlds for them to live in, their problems, and the solutions to their problems.

How would you advise others:
What I often tell people is that you need to be insatiable. You need to be on a constant quest for self improvement, constantly working on your craft. You need to constantly write and illustrate…