2014 Teen Read 'n' Feed Festival: 5 questions for Brenda Maxfield

Posted on: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 9:00:00 am


clientuploads/blog/teens/misc/MaxfieldPhoto.jpgWhy did you say yes to the Read ‘n’ Feed Festival at APL?

I love the Read ‘n’ Feed. I’ve attended ever since I knew it existed. As an author, I love hearing from other authors. Getting a peek inside their creative process is always a thrill. As a teacher, I love the excitement the Read ‘n’ Feed generates in my students. They love the free read and getting to meet the author. I also have a lot of students who are writers, and for that reason, they are particularly excited to attend.

What’s your favorite kind of food?


Hmmm. Well, anything that has dark chocolate in it! Ha! I’m particularly fond of waffles with strawberries dripping off them. I also love Chinese food!


How often do you have to scrap a story because it's just not turning out the way you want it to?


Not very often, I’m happy to say. Although now that I really think about it, I scrap stories in my mind fairly often. They just don’t make it onto the paper! Ha!




What was one of your favorite books as a teen?


I adored Gone with the Wind. I simply lost myself in the characters. I adored them all. They made me laugh, cry, and yell! Oh, that Scarlett. I wanted to shake her silly. (But I loved her nonetheless.)



When you were a teen, what did you want to do after high school?


Teach, teach, and then teach some more.

The Anderson Public Library will host the Second Annual Teen Read ‘n’ Feed Festival on Saturday, April 12. Authors Barry Lyga, Kristin Levine, Saundra Mitchell, and Brenda Maxfield will speak during sessions from 11:30am to 5:00pm.

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to attend but must register or by calling 765-641-2456.  Copies of I Hunt Killers and Archvillain by Barry Lyga, Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine, and The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell are being distributed at school visits and at the Information Services desk while supplies last. Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore from Indianapolis will also be selling books at the Festival. Lunch will be provided to teens only thanks to a donation from Pizza Hut.  The Read ‘n’ Feed Festival is also made possible by funding through a grant given to the Anderson Public Library by the Madison County Community Foundation and the Friends of Anderson Public Library.


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