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Lee Edward Födi

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Lee Edward Födi is a children's author, illustrator, and educator—or, as he likes to think of himself, a daydreaming specialist.

He is the author and illustrator of The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar, which include The Box of Whispers, The Door to Unger, The Shard from Greeve, The Crack in Kazah, and The Search for Arazeen.

His new series, Zoone, is being published by HarperCollins Children's Books, starting with The Secret of Zoone in 2019.

He has also illustrated several picture books for other authors, including The Chocolatier's Apprentice (a national bestseller) and I'll Follow the Moon.

He enjoys mythology, history, and the mysteries of the universe. During his free time, he is a traveller, adventurer, and builder of dragon eggs. He liv
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Lee Edward Födi I don't think I get writer's block in the way that I understand other people do. I don't ever feel I have a dearth of ideas; it's quite the opposite,…moreI don't think I get writer's block in the way that I understand other people do. I don't ever feel I have a dearth of ideas; it's quite the opposite, and so the frustration comes in trying to sort out which is the best path forward in a plot.

Don't get me wrong; as I write I experience moments of extreme frustration, but this is usually because I know what I want to emotionally achieve in a plot arc, a scene, or even a moment, and I just can't hit the right notes at that moment.

I try to be more patient with myself. If I am feeling stuck, I generally turn away from the computer and go back to my notebook or my sketchbook to draw and doodle. This helps me discover a lot of details to do with plot or character minutia, which I can then go and put into words. If that doesn't work, I often start building things that are connected to the world I'm trying to write. These activities distract my mind from the specific frustration, but at the same time keep me involved in my story.

When all else fails, I go for a walk or a bike ride. I can't tell you the number of times I've found the "perfect" idea and had to race back to the studio!(less)
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“There is an Unger who lives on the other side of the marsh, in the boot of a giant. Seven children she has. Exactly half of them are boys. How can this be?”
Lee Edward Födi, Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers

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