IT’S RAINING PAINT
Justin Drazin, FLOBEL Advisor and children’s book author, recently received the Gelett Burgess Award for his 2014 published children’s book, It’s Raining Paint. The award winning story is a whimsical tale about recognizing the beauty that surrounds you each and every day. This wonderful book takes “Little Laney” through the excitement of the sky raining incredible colors of paint, just before the weather quickly changes. Justin is also author of Albert and the Amazing Pillow Monsters and Grandma and the Groundhog. Purchase It’s Raining Paint on Amazon and learn more about Justin Drazin by following him on Twitter. This week, Nectar News sat down with Drazin to discuss his passion for children’s literature and his expectations for the book.
NN: What do you hope young readers take away from your books?
NN: Can you tell us about your passion for children’s literature?
JD: When I was young, I was terrified of the dark. I would spend countless nights tossing and turning from side to side of my bed to make sure that no one or nothing was watching or waiting for me to close my eyes and fall asleep. I remember some nights not sleeping at all. Then I found a book that really helped me cope with my night terror and I would read it every night to assure myself that everything was fine and that going to sleep was not the traumatic experience I believed it to be for so long.
NN: How did you and your illustrator work together to create the final award winning product?