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Learn Craig's Favorite Authors and Books - and the Book He Plans to Make Into a Movie!

A Look at My Library: An Interview with Craig von Buseck by Karin Beery - Learn Craig's favorite authors, the books he couldn't put down, and which of his books he plans to turn into a movie!


This is for all of you history buffs out there. Craig von Buseck loves, reads, and writes historical books (fiction and non!). If you’ve been waiting for me to feature Civil War-era literature, today’s your day (though there’s some good non-Civil War stuff mentioned too). Keep reading t find out more:

Thank you so much for being here today (even though it’s April Fool’s Day). What was your favorite picture book as a child? What did you love about it?

Andrew Henry’s Meadow, by Doris Burn. I liked it at first simply because it was a scholastic book that I was able to choose myself – a thrill at that age. I fell in love with the story of this young, misunderstood inventor. His purpose was to help, but his inventions were often seen as a nuisance by his family. In frustration, Andrew packs up his tools and moves into the woods where he finds a meadow to build homes for himself and other misunderstood kids from town. The families finally realize that they haven’t appreciated the talents of their children and so they do a massive search until they are reunited. In a joyful ending, Andrew Henry is given a corner of the basement and his family enjoys watching what he will invent next.

What was the first book you read that you couldn’t put down?

I was mesmerized by the melding of the natural and spiritual worlds in Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness. I had been raised to believe in the reality of good and evil, the natural and the spiritual, and angels and demons, so it was fascinating to see those things come to life in this wonderful novel.


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